Highlights, injuries and updates from Kansas City Chiefs 2019 training camp in St. Joseph, Missouri

Highlights, injuries and updates from Kansas City Chiefs 2019 training camp in St. Joseph, Missouri


Good afternoon from Chiefs training camp. I’m Kansas City Star Chiefs
beat writer Brooke Pryor. The Chiefs wrapped up a short day
of practice earlier this morning, began at 9:15. It was a light day, a 10-10-10 day. Even so,
there were still a couple injuries. Frank Clark ended up leaving
early dealing with a sore wrist. Tyreek Hill again did not practice. Alex Okafor, a defensive end,
didn’t practice, and Emmanuel Ogbah started practice,
didn’t end up finishing it. Today we talked with Andy Reid, Mecole
Hardman, and Eric Fisher after practice. We talked with Mecole Hardman
a little bit about the contact, the hit that he took a day earlier that
kept him out for just a couple plays. And he jumped right back in there
after dealing with that contact. Both he and Andy Reid said it
scared them a little bit, but it speaks to his resiliency that he was
able to come back and keep playing. The Chiefs will be off tomorrow as they
prepare to play Cincinnati in the first preseason game on Saturday. And ahead of that, just last night
the Chiefs released their first unofficial depth chart for the season. Not too many surprises,
Patrick Mahomes, of course, still listed as the starting quarterback. A few things of note, Tremon Smith,
cornerback turned running back, listed as the primary kick returner. Deon Yelder is listed as
the second tight end. Doesn’t quite match up what we’ve heard
from coaches like Dave Toub talking about the fact that Blake Bell is expected
to take over Demetrius Harris’s role on special teams doing
a little bit of everything. Kinda thought that maybe he would be able
to overtake Deon Yelder in that second tight end spot. At quarterback Kendall Fuller and Bashaud
Breeland were listed as the starting corners because they don’t list
a slot position on that depth chart. So expect to see Kendall Fuller move
over to the slot clearing the way for Charvarius Ward to be
the outside starting cornerback. Other than that, not too many things that
were surprising on that depth chart. But of course, this is just the first one. Andy Reid tends to favor veterans,
tends to favor guys who’ve

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