There were a number of drops today, which isn’t totally unexpected for the first day. Jenkins, Dressler, Williams, De’Anthony Thomas, Demetrius Harris and Deon Anthony are among the players who had drops throughout the course of the day. Some of the players listed above had multiple drops, including Jenkins and Anthony.
The most realistic hope for the Kansas City Chiefs to improve their passing game in 2014 is for them to get more than the 55 receptions they got last year from their tight ends. Their chances for that got better on Monday when Travis Kelce went through a full practice for the first time in almost a year.
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Training Camp 7/21: Chase Daniel (video)
Training Camp 7/21: Travis Kelce (video)
Training Camp 7/21: Weston Dressler (video)
Training Camp 7/21: Kyle Williams (video)
Training Camp 7/21: Highlights (video)
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Wide receiver Weston Dressler is one of the four competing at slot. And he knows the competition will be fierce against Junior Hemingway, Albert Wilson and Frankie Hammond, among others the Chiefs may give a look at the position. "It’s going to be a battle," Dressler said following Monday morning’s practice.
AND ON THE OFFENSIVE LINE? — Rodney Hudson is back at center. Jeff Allen will reprise his role at left guard. After that? The line will be entirely new. Eric Fisher is expected to move from right to left tackle, and veteran backup Donald Stephenson will slot in on the right side. But right guard remains a mystery heading into camp.
Thirty-five players, including a handful of select veterans, participated. Quarterbacks Alex Smith and Chase Daniel, wide receivers A.J. Jenkins and Kyle Williams, tight end Travis Kelce and cornerback Chris Owens were among the veterans who participated. Each of the six draft picks participated, including first-round linebacker Dee Ford.
Charles has long been one of the most underrated stars in football, a player who would be far more celebrated if he toiled in a larger media market. He has rushed for at least 1,100 yards in four of the past five seasons -- he suffered a torn ACL in 2011 that forced him to miss most of that season. Charles also quickly became Reid's favorite weapon, and that confidence could prove to be a blessing and a curse.