Top 5 Headlines 8/4: Catapano says he's NFL's 'leanest, meanest' 290-pounder

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1. Chiefs' Mike Catapano says he's NFL's 'leanest, meanest' 290-pounder

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

""The whole group has got to pick up the slack," for Poe, Catapano said. "He's our leader, he's our guy. So we've all got to come together as a group and fill in the void."

Catapano brought superb technique and attitude to the job as a rookie. Now, Catapano brings size, and he admittedly wears it well.

"I went from a caterpillar to a butterfly," Catapano said."    READ MORE…

Chiefs Training Camp Gallery 8/3

The Chiefs took to the field for the first full pads Training Camp practice. The second half of practice was moved indoors due to lightning strikes in the area.

2. Chiefs' Jaye Howard appears bigger, stronger and eager to prove himself

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"One player whose offseason work was reflected in these drills was defensive lineman Jaye Howard, who says he put on 20 pounds of muscle this offseason and now checks in at 330 pounds.

"My strong point is quickness, so this offseason I had the mind-set that I had to get stronger, gotta play the run more, hold up at the point of attack," Howard said. "I stayed up here with (strength) coach (Barry) Rubin and he got me strong, put on weight and a lot of muscle."

The 6-foot-3 Howard, who is listed at 301 pounds and said he weighed 310 "on a good day" last season, also won a one-on-one battle with center Eric Kush by using his quickness, which was his primary weapon last season, when he did his best work as a gap penetrator and recorded 36 tackles and a sack."    READ MORE…

3. 'Delaney' 30-for-30 film about Chiefs running back screened for fans

By Vahe Gregorian - Kansas City Star

"Before Grant Curtis helped produce the "Spiderman" trilogy and "Oz: The Great and Powerful" and more recently began working on "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2," before he was just about anything else, he remembers being "a card-carrying member of the Chiefs Huddle Club."

As such, the Warrensburg, Mo., native was one of the kids who'd be pestering Chiefs players for wrist bands or towels or autographs after scrimmages or games.

Then when Curtis was 11, Chiefs running back Joe Delaney died trying to save three drowning boys in his home state of Louisiana — a shocking death made all the more piercing by the fact that Delaney couldn't swim."    READ MORE…

4. Chiefs showing a lot of faith in wide receiver Albert Wilson

By Adam Teicher - ESPN

"The Kansas City Chiefs had plenty of chances to acquire through free agency another veteran wide receiver in addition to Jeremy Maclin, but they declined.

That decision was a show of faith in their other starter, Albert Wilson. The Chiefs got a peek at Wilson's ability over the last four games of last season when he forced his way into their lineup after joining them last year as an undrafted rookie.

They were encouraged by what they saw. Wilson caught 16 passes last year, 12 in those last four games."    READ MORE…

5. It looks like Chiefs have settled on a starting offensive line

By Adam Teicher - ESPN

"An area of intrigue headed into training camp figured to be the makeup of the starting offensive line. The Kansas City Chiefs shuffled players among the starting group daily in offseason practice and the constant shuffling looked likely to continue at least during the early days of training camp.

That hasn't materialized. The Chiefs have remained consistent with a starting offensive line that features Eric Fisher and Donald Stephenson at tackle, Ben Grubbs and Jeff Allen at guard and Eric Kush at center. The second-team offensive line has consistently been made up of Jarrod Pughsley and Derek Sherrod at tackle, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Zach Fulton at guard and Mitch Morse at center."    READ MORE…

Tweet of the Day

Today belonged to rookie @marcuspeters. @mitchholthus and @chiefsreporter discuss his progress in today's update. https://t.co/SLL3MVmWCV — Kansas City Chiefs (@KCChiefs) August 4, 2015

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