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SAINT JOSEPH, MO - JULY 31:  Quarterback Tyler Palko #4 in action during Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp on July 31, 2011 in Saint Joseph, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
SAINT JOSEPH, MO - JULY 31: Quarterback Tyler Palko #4 in action during Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp on July 31, 2011 in Saint Joseph, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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 Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

The fact the Chiefs were dominated in a 25-0 defeat was perhaps inevitable given that they spent the previous two weeks of training camp working more on conditioning than football.

They may be in for more of the same Friday night when the preseason schedule continues with a game against the Ravens in Baltimore. Coach Todd Haley said he won’t alter the approach this week as camp resumes at Missouri Western.

Chiefs' Haley Not Changing Approach To Preseason from KC Star

For two seasons, it was hard to know that Quinten Lawrence was part of the Chiefs.

Last Friday night in the team’s pre-season opener against Tampa Bay, it was hard to miss him.

Flying around the field from his cornerback position, Lawrence ended up leading the Chiefs defense with seven tackles against the Buccaneers.

A Change of View Helps "Q"... Monday Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz

KC Star Photo Gallery: Chiefs Regroup At Camp Sunday

News-Press Photo Gallery: 08/14/11 Chiefs Training Camp

Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Southeast wind between 5 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southeast wind between 8 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Training Camp Weather Report from The National Weather Service

Branden Albert, who is has been a friend of Gaither’s for a number of years, continued to work with the first-team offense at left tackle. Barry Richardson worked throughout practice on the right edge with Ryan O’Callaghan backing him up.

"(Gaither) is a hard worker, I’ll tell you that much," McClain said. "I’ve been with him since my rookie year. He’s a guy that’s going to come in and just physically maul people. He loves to play the game of football."

Heartland Health Practice Report: 8/14/11 from The Mothership

In another drill scheduled by Haley to increase the intensity level in Sunday’s practice, the wide receivers worked on blocking for the running game against the defensive backs. There was some good action as the little guys got physical trying to throw each other around.

Training Camp Practice Report - 8/14 from Bob Gretz

"He’s a little undersized," Gregg said, joking, "but other than that, he’s got tremendous potential, and he’s going to be a good player for us."

Asked what he remembered about Gaither from their years together with the Ravens, Gregg said: "Just those long arms around my neck."

"He’s going to be a great addition. He sat out last year, and he’s hungry.

"I’ve talked to him, and he’s ready to be a Chief."

Chiefs Camp Report: Chiefs Tackle Gaither Will Start Out On Left Side from KC Star

Tackling will be one of the primary areas where the defense will be working this week. Tampa Bay was able to add all sorts of offensive yards after first contact, and it started on the first possession when two different Chiefs had shots at RB LeGarrette Blount and it took a third K.C. defender to bring him down.

Hitting, wrapping up, taking the ball carrier down – it doesn’t get any more basic than that in football.

It's A Work Zone... Sunday Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz

Having never made it a full season on the active roster as a wide out, many wrote off Lawrence’s chances for making the team at a brand new position. Especially when players like Brandon Flowers, Brandon Carr, Javier Arenas, Jalil Brown and several other veterans already line the depth chart.

That type of scenario can quickly derail a player into becoming a JAG (Just A Guy) or nothing more than a camp body. But Lawrence hasn’t faded into oblivion. Instead, he’s embraced the opportunity.

Lawrence Embraces Position Change from The Mothership

In retrospect there were players who saw their spot in line go up and some went down. The majority held their ground.

What follows is a look at who is trending up (), who is trending down () and who held their ground (). We did not bother to include those that did not play and the handful of players that saw limited playing time.

Training Camp-Preseason Rankings No. 2 from Bob Gretz

By design, the Chiefs didn’t play wide receiver Steve Breaston, defensive tackle Kelly Gregg, fullback Le’Ron McClain and several other free agent acquisitions. Veteran center Casey Wiegmann got the night off, as did banged-up defensive end Glenn Dorsey and outside linebacker Tamba Hali, who spent his first game at Arrowhead Stadium since signing a five-year, $60 million contract doing little more than wandering up and down the sideline.

Chiefs Back At Work from The St. Joseph News-Press

Q: How did Bill Muir do calling the plays Friday night?

HALEY: "You know, I think that going back to this idea of us being focused on ourselves, we were so simplified in so many areas across the offense, defense and special teams really that I’m not worrying about that being too good of a grade or too poor of a grade one way or the other. It was just such a very limited package that it really was about as simple as you could be. I still don’t think we’re really at the point to worry a whole bunch about that."

Q&A With Todd Haley 8/14 from The Mothership

The team’s final three practices are scheduled for 3 p.m. today through Wednesday, but remain subject to change. The Chiefs are scheduled to depart the Western campus on Thursday. Kent Heier, Western’s assistant director of public relations and marketing, said fans should consult www.kcchiefs.com for the latest schedule information.

Final Weekend Farewell from The St. Joseph News-Press