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8/9 Camp Recap: Alumni Watch Chiefs At Practice from The Mothership

As former Chiefs greats signed autographs for fans, current Chiefs players were back on the field in full pads working on their technique, something defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said has been the focus since the beginning.

"From the first time we talked to them we said, ‘Camp is all about technique,'" Sutton said. "You need to hone your technique because that's what's going to ultimately allow you to be successful out there on those 16 Sundays, Mondays or Thursdays."

Chiefs Fresh Takes: 8/9 Training Camp Practices from The Mothership

Dave Toub

On special teams in the preseason game: "Really good start. I was really happy with the way everything played out. The kickers were 100 percent, returners did a good job fielding the ball [and we did] a really good job covering kicks. A couple small little breakdowns but nothing major we can learn from."

Saturday's Chiefs Transactions from The Mothership

The Chiefs waived linebacker Dezman Moses and signed linebacker Devan Walker.

Moses, who was in his third NFL season, had five tackles in 13 games last season for the Chiefs. Photo Gallery: 8/9 Training Camp Photo Gallery: Alumni At Camp Photo Gallery: DL Jaye Howard Photo Gallery: Eric Berry In The Community Video: Chiefs Practice Report - 8/9 Video: Training Camp 8/9: Travis Kelce Video: Training Camp 8/9: Dave Toub Video: Training Camp 8/9: Bob Sutton Video: Training Camp 8/9: Andy Reid

Chiefs' WR Junior Hemingway, DE Mike Catapano Return from Chiefs Spin

The Chiefs got healthier Saturday, as players who previously missed a good chuck of training camp practices returned.

Wide receiver Junior Hemingway, who hasn't practiced since July 26 with a hamstring injury, was on the field in pads and back to working at the slot with the first-team offense.

Chiefs Camp Report: Day 17 from ESPN

Indicating the importance of the play in their offense, the Chiefs spent an extensive practice period working on getting the timing down on screen passes. The offense wasn't working against a defense. This wasn't the first time the Chiefs have worked on the screen at camp.

Chiefs' Alex Smith Doesn't Want Andy Dalton's Deal from USA Today

It's not surprising Smith, 30, wants stability, given the cycle of upheaval he has experienced as he enters his 10th NFL season and second with the Chiefs. He already has made a lot of money - more than $65 million, in part to his rookie deal as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 draft under the NFL's previous labor deal - and isn't at the same phase of his career as his younger, ascending counterparts.

Asked directly if he'd sign Dalton's contract if the Chiefs offered it, Smith said, "We're on the record. That's a tough question. Certainly, I think it's a tough thing. I look at both Andy and Kap and they're both on their rookie deals. They're both second-round picks in the new rookie wage scale, so what were their salaries? It's a very different situation for me."

Alex Smith Q&A: Confidence Surges In Year 2 With Chiefs from USA Today

In an interview with USA TODAY Sports on Saturday at the team's training camp, Smith discussed Year 2 in Kansas City, why he thinks the Chiefs were better last season than they're given credit for, getting over the collapse in the AFC playoffs, a tough early schedule, his contract and more.

Chiefs Standing By CB Ron Parker, For Now from ESPN

The Kansas City Chiefs didn't waver from their commitment to starting cornerback Ron Parker in their return to training camp at Missouri Western State University. Two days after Parker was burned for a long pass and a touchdown and penalized twice during the first quarter of a preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Parker was still in the starting lineup, with veteran Sean Smith running second-team.

CB Ron Parker Remains Focused; TE Travis Kelce Confident In Knee from Chiefs Spin

"It's real different because it's you on the island out there with you and the receiver," Parker said. "When a ball or something gets caught on you and everybody sees it on TV, they actually blame you. You have to have a short memory, put it behind you and just come back and fight the next play."

Parker said he's learning from Thursday night's performance by watching tape and correcting the identified mistakes on the practice field, which includes staying on top of deep passes.

"When I'm back deep," he said, "I got to be deep and just come up and make plays."

Chiefs' Kelce Shows Glimpse Of Potential from The Associated Press via The Winston-Salem Journal

As tight end Travis Kelce walked down the hill and onto the practice fields at Missouri Western, the crowd that turned up at sunrise for Saturday's practice gave him a round of applause.

After spending all of last season on injured reserve and dealing with a knee injury that many thought could jeopardize his career, Kelce finally showed a glimpse of his potential in the Kansas City Chiefs' preseason opener.

Steve Gregory Announces Retirement from ESPN

Gregory added that the birth of his daughter Aviana this offseason, "changed my life's perspective." He plans to pursue a career in coaching.

Riding The Rodeo In The AFC West from The Harlan Daily Enterprise

The Kansas City Chiefs are due for a slip and the projected order of finish is third. On offense, while they are settled somewhat in the skill positions, the line is all kinds of football voodoo. That risk grows exponentially by putting so much on the back (not to mention the neck and knees) of Jamaal Charles who remains their only really consistent playmaking threat.

Meanwhile on the defensive side, after a season of making-do, the coaching staff decided it was time to put their stamp on the personnel at hand and so they made big strategic decisions in an effort to build a winning unit over the long run, not just for a handful of seasons. The pass rush looks promising, which makes a lot of sense in their division, but don't expect any shut-down performances.

Is Ed Podolak The Most Underappreciated Iowa Football Icon? from The Des Moines Register

The answer is yes - at least when it comes to having his name etched into a place of permanence.

Podolak was not included among the nine former players displayed on the Kinnick Stadium Wall of Honor, which was unveiled last year, nor has the former quarterback/tailback been inducted into the National Iowa Varsity Club Hall of Fame.

Titans: Locker Ready To Roll, Whisenhunt In Win-Now Mode from FS Tennesse

The Titans have already practiced twice during training camp with a quartet of speakers stationed at the field's four corners blaring crowd noise.

"Second time doing it," Whisenhunt said of Thursday's practice, "(and) we're still going to continue to do it. We worked a little bit longer with it today."

The Titans open the season at Kansas City on Sept. 7, and Chiefs fans at Arrowhead Stadium are considered among the loudest and most boisterous in the league.

"We'll do it again next week, too," Whisenhunt said, "just trying to prepare us as much as we can for the season opener. Hopefully, when you get into that situation in the first game, we'll be well enough prepared that we'll minimize our mistakes."

Ricoh Document Services Support Kansas City Chiefs from CastleInk

press release issued earlier this week by Ricoh Americas Corporation said the company was now entering its third year as the lone document services provider of the Kansas City Chiefs football team of the National Football League (NFL).

As part of their partnership, Ricoh helps the Chiefs reach high levels of information mobility giving the information needed to the right people at the right time and in the right format. Bob Stirton, Director of IT for the Chiefs said, "‘ They sit down with us quarterly, review metrics and discuss ideas to help us improve performance in many ways. They also show up several hours early on game day to provide support for some very busy machines sprinkled throughout Arrowhead Stadium.'"

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