July 29, 2012; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel checks the schedule during training camp at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
We've had quite a bit of KC Chiefs training camp news over the last 24 hours. From Tony Ugoh's retirement to Taylor Gentry being waived to Junior Hemingway and Brandon Siler's injuries. There's been a lot going on for days four and five of training camp.
Here's what Romeo said about the news over the last day.
Tony Ugoh retired. "He just felt like it was best for he and his family if he retired. He retired from the game and there's nothing we can do about that. You've got to have a desire and you've got to have your mind clear on all your problems and things out of the way to try to play this game. After talking with his wife and family, he decided that he was going to retire from the game, so he did that."
Junior Hemingway's injury isn't serious. "The only other thing from yesterday is Junior Hemingway got a muscle strain in the groin, so we're going to have to rest him a little bit until he can get that strength in it and then get him back out there. Junior was working hard, just like all the guys are, and we think that he was making progress. So, this will set him back a little bit, but because he does work hard, I think that he'll be able to catch up pretty quickly."
Undrafted free agent Taylor Gentry was waived. "Taylor Gentry, the young man who is a fullback, who hasn't been able to get on the field to this point because of the physical and meeting with doctors and things, he's not going to be able to pass the physical and he's not going to be on the team for medical reasons. I will not talk about the reasons. I think that that's something that if he chooses to talk to you about them, he will, but he's not going to pass the physical so he no longer will be with us."
Branden Albert practiced in pads for the first time on Monday. "Here we go, something good. Branden Albert, first day in pads yesterday, I think he enjoyed being out there in pads and had a good time really, because I asked him this morning if he was sore or anything and he said, ‘No, not really.' He said that he enjoyed the first day in pads and said, ‘ask me in 10 days,' so that was good."
After sitting out yesterday, Brandon Siler is back. "That kind of surprised me. They were resting him yesterday, and he was in crutches in a meeting. But today, he's running around like a spring chicken. I think that he will get some reps today because he took them in the walk-through."
The Chiefs have will practice under the lights tonight. "In the preseason, you'll play at night, so this will be a good experience for particularly the young guys to have to play under the lights a little bit, so that'll be good."