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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 6/5

Good morning! Minicamp has kicked off and today's Kansas City Chiefs news is full of reports and reactions. Enjoy.

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Owner Clark Hunt 'Very Excited' By What He's Seen From New-Look Chiefs from KC Star

"I am trying to be around the team more," Hunt said when asked about his appearance at practice. "Definitely that's part of it. But a big part of it is just my excitement as a fan just wanting to see Andy and his staff coaching the team.

"It's been so exciting this spring to see the guys progress. Even two weeks ago, I thought the practice was great but you move to today in the minicamp we're in and you can see the guys are really picking it up. You can feel the excitement in the building, not only when the guys are on the practice field but when they're in the meeting rooms as well."

Clark Hunt Assesses Chiefs Tuesday OTA from The Mothership

"The one thing that I've noticed is how fast-paced the practices are," Hunt said.

"Andy likes to put a lot on them and expect a lot out of them, and the guys are responding. Some coaches approach that differently. There are a lot of ways to be successful, but that's part of Andy Reid's offense and quite frankly, part of the defense also. He likes to load them up. He's got very high expectations of them on a daily basis, and the guys are responding."

Charles, McCluster Back On The Field At Chiefs Minicamp After Injuries from KC Star

Jamaal Charles showed no ill effects from his toe injury as the Chiefs began their three-day minicamp Tuesday at their Truman Sports Complex practice facility. Charles, who left practice early on Friday after a teammate accidentally stepped on his right foot, took his normal spot as the starting running back.

"He looked pretty good out there," coach Andy Reid said.

Chiefs And Attacking Defense Return To Practice from The Mothership

The Kansas City Chiefs defense is new, complex and more or less, attack-mode; it's also fun to watch.

The moment Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton was hired, there was an aura about him and the system he has since implemented. It seems most appropriate to have coach Sutton define the new scheme that Chiefs fans will come to know and love, beginning as early as training camp, if not already. Photo Gallery: Mini Camp Day 1 Photo Gallery: Lunch With The Running Backs

KC Star Photo Gallery: Tuesday's Chiefs Minicamp Video: Is Praise Getting Too High For Alex Smith? Video: High Expectations For Kansas City Chiefs In 2013

Ex-Basketball Player Turns Heads With Chiefs from The Associated Press via

From the moment that Demetrius Harris arrived on campus, UW-Milwaukee basketball coach Rob Jeter had this feeling in the pit of his stomach that Harris was playing the wrong sport.

Sure, he'd been a decent high school player, even though he'd only played a couple of seasons of organized basketball. Harris fared well enough at Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Mo., to warrant a scholarship offer from Jeter to play Division I basketball for the Panthers.

But when Jeter watched Harris, with his soft hands and prototypical size and uncanny ability to get up and down the court, he couldn't help but think maybe he'd be better off playing football.

Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt Excited By Team's Progress from The Associated Press via USA Today

Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt made a rare appearance at mandatory minicamp Tuesday and walked away pleased with the progress the team has made under new general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid.

Hunt has rarely attended practices the past few years, but said in January he wanted to take on a more visible role with the franchise his late father, Lamar Hunt, founded during the AFL days.

Hunt led the search for coach Romeo Crennel's replacement, and then hired Dorsey to replace Scott Pioli. So he was keen to see what the Chiefs have been up to since the NFL draft.

Offseason Grades: Chiefs Top Of Class from ESPN

Williamson gave The Chiefs an A-. It was the highest AFC grade along with Baltimore. On the AFC West flip side, Williamson assigned Oakland a C-. It was the lowest AFC grade he gave. Williamson explained why it was a difficult grade to give.

Baltimore Ravens At White House; Watch It On NFL Network from

Legendary former Dallas Cowboys executive Gil Brandt tells us why the Kansas City Chiefs will turn things around immediately in 2013 in The Brandt Report.

Reid Hammering On Details In Chiefs Minicamp from

For most NFL teams, it's hard these days to differentiate between an OTA session and a minicamp practice.

But that's especially true for the Chiefs in Andy Reid's first offseason as head coach in Kansas City. With almost perfect attendance during the already completed 10 organized team activities, the so-called mandatory minicamp that started Tuesday turns into just three more days of practice for Reid, his staff and players.

Coastal Alabama Players Head For NFL Minicamps from

Former B.C. Rain star Rodney Hudson starts mandatory minicamp today with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs join the Browns, Packers, Saints and Eagles as the NFL teams opening their three-day, offseason sessions today.

Most of the NFL teams have their minicamps set for June 11-13, with Tennessee and Minnesota not reporting until June 18.

Ron's Ramblings from Coal Valley News

All anyone ever had to do was watch Roberts in action to see what a star he was and is. His talents were on display from youth for the Duval Raiders of the Boone-Lincoln Midget Football League and he starred for four years at Scott High.

Now that Roberts is signed, sealed, delivered and working out with the Kansas City Chiefs, though, you would think he disappeared from the planet if you try to find coverage of him in state newspapers.

NFL's worst Contracts: Sanchez Just The Start Of Jets' Overspending from CBS Sports

Anthony Fasano -- Kansas City Chiefs ($5.8M cash; $2.4 cap): The Dolphins' offense needed major help and they were tossing around millions like candy, and, well they didn't think Fasano had anything to offer, and he hasn't done much lately. But the Chiefs were quick to snap him up. Maybe Andy Reid knows something the rest of the league doesn't, but this free-agent signing had a lot of people scratching their heads in March.

NFL's Best Deals: QBs Kaepernick, Wilson Are Steals -- Right Now from CBS Sports

Jamaal Charles -- Kansas City Chiefs ($3M cash; $4.3M cap): Similar story here. Too few touches, and explosive plays when the ball is in his hands. Andy Reid's offense should be a perfect fit, and there should be plenty of receptions for him as well. When you consider that Maurice Jones-Drew, coming off a season lost to injuries and not as in his prime as these two, is set to make $5 million this season, you see what a steal these two are.

Ranking The AFC West Tight Ends from ESPN

1. Antonio Gates, San Diego: Gates is not longer an elite player, but he is by far the most dangerous one on this list.

2. Jacob Tamme, Denver: Tamme is not flashy, but he does a lot of things well -- and he has chemistry with Peyton Manning.

3. Anthony Fasano, Kansas City: He is an underrated type who always gives a solid effort.

4. Joel Dreessen, Denver: He can stretch the field and is a solid rotational player.

5. Tony Moeaki, Kansas City: Injuries have hurt his career. Moeaki has big talent, but can't stay on field.

NFL Minicamps Begin: What To Watch from

1. Cornerback is crowded. Dunta Robinson opened OTAs as a starter at cornerback with Sean Smith playing the nickel. It's a position to watch.

2. It's hard to get a feel on defensive linemen in OTAs, but the Chiefs have talked up the entire D-line and the Powe/Poe brothers (Jerrell and Dontari) a ton this offseason.

3. Look for the competition to see which Chiefs teammate compliments Alex Smith the most this week.

Vermeil Visits Chiefs Camp, Walks Away Impressed from FS Kansas City

"I've seen this practice before, in Philadelphia," Vermeil said after the Chiefs concluded the first day of their final spring mini-camp inside the team's indoor training complex. "But a very impressive football practice. Very, very impressive practice.

"(General manager) John Dorsey's done a nice job with (the) talent here now, and Andy's having a lot of fun. It's just ... he's rejuvenated. You can tell. And I've been with him through all different moods over the last few years. And you're very fortunate to have Andy Reid."

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