8/2 Camp Recap: Future Getting Brighter And Brighter Everyday from The Mothership
During a red zone drill Saturday,
Chase Danielthrew a pass to his right that was nearly picked off by cornerback Justin Rogers.
Rogers bobbled the football twice before it flung in the air and into the hands of De'Anthony Thomas, who snatched and ran with it for a touchdown. The touchdown was just one of the many moments of a strong day and overall camp for Thomas, who continued to impress coaches, fans and fellow teammates.
Fresh Takes: 8/3 Training Camp Practice 9 from The Mothership
On seeing progress from the young players: "I've seen a lot of improvement.
Cyrus Grayhas been a guy that's running with that second and third team. [He] gave me a move yesterday that I got to get him back for. It's one of those things where the level of competition from the twos and threes are going way up. I mean, Knile Davis, I can't say enough about him [and] you know Jamaal is doing his thing, so we got a lot of depth here at the Chiefs right now, especially at the running back position. Competition is up and it's making the linebackers a lot better."
Chiefs In Focus: Spotlight On The Specialists from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs had four special teams touchdowns in 2013 from three different players, two of which are not on the roster this season.
With new personnel with different skillsets and abilities, the Chiefs special teams unit will try and replicate, if not improve upon, a successful 2013 season.
Known as one of the best special teams coaches in the NFL for the better part of his 14-year career, coach Dave Toub came to Kansas City via Chicago and has proven why he's been given that reputation.
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No Big Surprises On Chiefs' Initial Depth Chart from Chiefs Spin
Players currently buried on the depth chart, especially at the deep wide receiver and cornerback positions, can close the gap if they perform during preseason games.
Key dates to remember before the dust settles:
Tuesday, Aug. 26 - Roster cuts from 90 to 75
Saturday, Aug. 30 - Roster cuts from 75 to 53
Sunday, Aug. 31 - Establish practice squad
Chiefs' De'Anthony Thomas Making Big Statement from The Associated Press via FS Kansas City
The diminutive dude wearing the No. 1 jersey took the swing pass near the far sideline.
He made the first defender miss, turned up field and made a couple more miss, and then wound his way all the way to the end zone.
It was just like De'Anthony Thomas used to do in college.
Now he's doing it in the NFL.
Chiefs Camp Report: Day 10 from ESPN
Another rookie, Zach Fulton, is poised to claim the starting job at right guard. The Chiefs opened training camp by rotating Fulton and Rishaw Johnson at the position but have tilted the number of snaps toward the sixth-round draft pick from Tennessee. Fulton showed in offseason practice he was capable of handling complex blocking assignments and then with the pads on has consistently showed he has the physical ability to do the job.
Chiefs CB Marcus Cooper Leaves Practice With Hamstring Spasm from Chiefs Spin
Chiefs cornerback Marcus Cooper left Saturday's practice after experiencing spasms in his hamstring, coach Andy Reid said.
Cooper left Thursday's practice with a hamstring, but returned Friday before Saturday's setback.
The second-year cornerback joins a bevy of players currently dealing with hamstring injuries, all of whom missed practice. The list includes running back Charcandrick West, defensive lineman Jermelle Cudjo, and wide receivers Junior Hemingway, A.J. Jenkins and Mark Harrison.
Chase Daniel, Chase Patton Find Success In And Out Of College from The Columbia Missouian
The ESPN cover tagline with Patton and Daniel was audacious considering Patton never started a game for the Tigers. "Chase Daniel might win the Heisman," the cover said. "His backup could win the Super Bowl."
Six years later, the cover couldn't be more wrong. Daniel never won the Heisman - he was fourth in voting in 2007 - but he did win a Super Bowl in 2010 as a backup quarterback with the New Orleans Saints.
Patton is now a dentist - he shares an office with Kent Willett in Columbia.
Salary Bar Set For Darrelle Revis, Nate Solder from The Boston Globe
Speaking of Charles, he brought new meaning to the phrase "break a defender's ankles" last week in practice. At Chiefs training camp, Charles unleashed such a nasty open-field cut that safety Sanders Commings literally buckled and crumpled to the ground with a broken ankle, which required surgery and will knock him out for the season...
Ramsey: Bowlen Joins Big Crowd Of Broncos Hoping For Hall Of Fame from The Colorado Springs Gazette
Broncos fans with a sense of history are frustrated by the limited number of their heroes honored in Canton. The Kansas City Chiefs, with two trips to the Super Bowl, boast 10 players in the Hall while the Broncos, with seven Super Bowl trips, claim only four.