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Final Day of Chiefs Camp - St. Joseph News-Press

The Kansas City Chiefs held the last practice today at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph.  The day started with 'Breakfast with the Chiefs.' The first 500 people to walk through the gate received a free donut and bottle of water.

Chiefs close training camp with a light day - Chiefs Spin

"I appreciate the way the players practiced this camp," coach Andy Reid said. "They came in, they attacked it, they came in great shape, and then they attacked. We were able to keep the injuries at a minimum, which always a concern. We were able to get a lot of good work done with them."

Chiefs break camp in St. Joe, move back to KC - AP

Now, the question become whether the Chiefs will ever return to St. Joseph. This was the final year of a five-year contract to take training camp roughly an hour's drive north of Arrowhead Stadium. Previously, the Chiefs held training camp in Wisconsin, and the trend in the NFL has been to move camp to the team facility on a permanent basis.

Chiefs training camp stock report - Chiefs Spin

The Chiefs know what they have with quarterback Alex Smith, running back Jamaal Charles, defensive tackle Dontari Poe, strong safety Eric Berry and arguably the deepest linebacker corps in the league, among other established players. But emerging players in training camp often boost their individual value and contribute to a team’s push to become a contender. Conversely, there are also players whose performances cause their individual stock to drop.

The highs and lows from Kansas City Chiefs camp - ESPN

Rookie De’Anthony Thomas looks like he can be another big-play threat besides Jamaal Charles. Because Thomas is only 5-foot-9 and 174 pounds, the Chiefs will be limited in how much they can utilize him. But he’s shown the ability to contribute as a punt returner, running back, wide receiver and slot receiver.

Dwayne Bowe finger injury may explain drops, Andy Reid of Kansas City Chiefs says - ESPN

"His finger is shot," Reid said Thursday. "It's been thrown out of place about 15 times, and he's not catching the ball. But he's getting his work done. You can practice with that type of thing."

Chiefs Camp Report: Day 22 - ESPN

Eric Berry again didn’t practice because of tendinitis in his heel and he won’t play against the Panthers. Berry also missed last week’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. "We’re just going to let it calm down here,’’ coach Andy Reid said.

Chiefs host soldiers on final day of training camp, make new fans - Chiefs Spin

The Big Red One soldiers merged with soldiers from Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and airmen Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, Mo., to form an estimated 50-troop contingent. "It’s great to have the military out here and have their support," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. "We know and appreciate how much they do so we can do this, not only the media, but the fans and us as players and coaches. We appreciate it all."

Kansas City Chiefs trying to reprogram QB Alex Smith - ESPN

When Alex Smith showed up for Kansas City Chiefs training camp, quarterbacks coach Matt Nagy had a piece of advice for him. "Let’s let the ball rip a little bit,’’ Nagy told Smith. "It’s practice. Let’s see what we can get away with and what we can’t get away with so when the games come we know where we’re at.’’ The Chiefs are trying to get more big offensive plays than they did last year and a reprogramming of Smith is part of the effort.

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