Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 7/30

The Kansas City Chiefs conducted their first training camp practice on Friday afternoon and they'll have another this afternoon. Plus, there's free agency news still making the round. Enjoy today's Kansas City Chiefs news.

"I don't know if we want to shoot all our guns in the first team talk because we don't have everybody," he said. "We'll get to get some more guys into the mix, at least (in meetings). ... Those guys will then be around. They just won't be able to do much."

Wiegmann, Breaston and the other free agents who signed Friday can go to meetings and can watch practice, but can't participate in practice or go through conditioning sessions until Aug. 4.

Chiefs first practice 'doesn't feel like training camp' | Kansas City Star

The Chiefs drafted Asamoah in the third round last year out of Illinois, and the team liked him almost immediately. He's a quiet and driven youngster who showed the necessary chops to someday be a starter.

Not long after he heard that Waters was out, Asamoah's thinking changed. He was sad to see Waters go, but this was his first real chance.

"The pressure's on your back," he said, "so it's a good feeling."

This could be Asamoah's chance | Kansas City Star

Smith said Baldwin, who attended Pittsburgh, has connected with Chiefs fans by interacting with them on Twitter, adding that the young wideout already feels like he's at home.

"He already feels like he's a member of the Kansas City community," Smith said.

Chiefs No. 1 pick Baldwin signs | Kansas City Star

Video: Chiefs talk about first day of camp

Video: Haley talks about Brian Waters' release

On a steamy afternoon where the humidity seemed a physical, living monster, Harr ran on the practice field at Missouri Western State University. He walked on the field. Harr stood on the field.

And eventually he was down on his hands and knees, losing his lunch, breakfast and quite possibly dinner from the night before. It was a moment that was hard to miss, even from 100 yards away. Eventually, he got back on his feet with the help of some trainers.

Lift and run is Haley's way | Bob Gretz

In limited team snaps, the Chiefs initial pairing featured Jon Asamoah playing opposite Lilja. Asamoah has the ability to play both guard positions, but the Chiefs focused his efforts on the right side throughout much of 2010. Lilja has previous experience on the left side from his time with the Colts.

Heartland Health practice report |

The Washington Post is reporting the first steps in what will inevitably happen in every locker room or clubhouse around the NFL early in training camps as they open and players come together. One of the key stipulations of the new labor deal was that the players needed to recertify their union and it seems the Chiefs are helping to lead that charge.

Chiefs vote to recertify as a union | SB Nation KC

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