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Nixon makes pitch for renewal of Chiefs camp - St. Joseph News-Press

Wearing a red tie, Gov. Jay Nixon headed out to see the Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp on Thursday afternoon in a bid to keep the team in St. Joseph for summers to come. Mr. Nixon spent several hours in the city during the day, including a stint at Missouri Western State University — home for the Chiefs in the fifth and final year of a guaranteed portion of an existing 10-year contract. Five one-year options remain, with the first of those starting in 2015.

Chiefs impressed with rookie cornerback Phillip Gaines’ progress | The Kansas City Star

Far from the typical late July swelter, temperatures have been moderate and the humidity manageable for coach Andy Reid’s morning practices. You’ll forgive rookie cornerback Phillip Gaines if he hasn’t noticed. He is, after all, being baptized by fire right now.

It takes a lot of BBQ to keep the Chiefs going | KMBC

This is the 26th year that Zarda will be going to Chiefs camp to feed the players.  This is just some of the food they're bringing: -45 pounds of baked beans -60 pounds of cheesy corn -80 pounds of burnt ends

Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman praises Jamaal Charles’ work ethic | The Kansas City Star

"He has one of the greatest work ethics around. He comes in day-in, day-out, it doesn’t matter if he’s making $8 million or $1 million, he comes in and works every single day with everything he has left in him."

Brandon Flowers enjoying fresh start with Chargers | The Kansas City Star

"I played against the Chargers for so long I knew they had an A-1 organization and I knew they had playmakers," said Flowers, who sat out Thursday's practice as coach Mike McCoy continues to rest veteran players. "I knew last year they were just a few plays away from winning the AFC championship. I feel with myself being here and with the defensive coaches they have, they could elevate my play."

Titans crank up the noise to prepare for Chiefs | The Tennessean

On Thursday, the Titans cranked up the noise in an effort to simulate the Kansas City crowd. Four speakers were positioned around the field at Saint Thomas Sports Park. The noise was continuous. "You have to be prepared for it," coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "You have to start somewhere, so I figured why not start in camp? It was the first day. We didn't have a lot of glaring (issues), so it was OK."

Kansas City Chiefs Camp Report: Day 8 - ESPN

The Chiefs are sorting through a large group of wide receivers who appear to have legitimate hopes of making the roster. One backup, A.J. Jenkins, left practice early because of a sore hamstring. Two others, Junior Hemingway and Mark Harrison, did not practice, each because of a sore hamstring. Those absences leave more snaps for young players like Frankie Hammond Jr. and Albert Wilson.

Chiefs in Focus: Spotlight on the Wide Receivers | KCChiefs.com

The obvious leader of this group is seven-year veteran Dwayne Bowe, who’s already the Chiefs all-time leader in receptions (472) at receiver. He’s also just 906 yards away from passing Otis Taylor (7,306) as the Chiefs all-time leader in receiving yards at receiver (TE Tony Gonzalez holds both overall records).

A Month for Memories | KCChiefs.com

Here’s a case in point. With time running out in the Chiefs 1993 playoff game against Pittsburgh, and the team behind and in a fourth down near the Steelers goal line, Kansas City was on the precipice of another heartbreaking playoff loss. Montana, immune to the kvetching of the long-suffering Arrowhead faithful, calmly went about his business of doing what he does. It was relayed to me afterwards by people on the sideline at the time, that he calmly asked for a new play – any play, he said – from offensive coordinator Paul Hackett, and proceeded to complete a touchdown pass to wide receiver Tim Barnett in the back of the end zone to tie the game and send it into overtime. No emotion or panic in his voice, I was told, it was simply Joe Montana in command.