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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 8/4

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8/3 Camp Recap: Rain Moves Chiefs Practice Indoors from The Mothership

Safety Eric Berry and cornerback Marcus Cooper were full participants in Sunday's practice, which should give fans a sigh of relief as the injury bug has been hitting the defensive backfield lately.

New Chiefs safety Steve Gregory, who signed just last week, took some reps with the first-team defense. While it doesn't mean much until games are played, there's something to keep an eye on as the preseason games get closer.

Fresh Takes: 8/3 Training Camp Practice Ten from The Mothership

Doug Pederson

On if this Thursday's play-calling mentality: "This first game, we let everybody play. We're going to get everybody in the ball game and we want to get everybody on film and make a good evaluation of all our players."

Chiefs Sign DL Jairus Campbell; Waive FB James Baker And DB David Van Dyke from The Mothership

Campbell, a 6-foot-5, 296-pound rookie out of Bowling Green State University, started 13 games last season and picked up 33 tackles.

Chiefs In Focus: Spotlight On Linebackers from The Mothership

There isn't a better positional group on the Kansas City Chiefs roster than at linebacker. There were six linebackers in the Pro Bowl from the AFC last year, half of which were Chiefs.

When you add in first-round pick Dee Ford, who has been impressive throughout his first couple of weeks of training camp, plus a few other key veterans, there's no doubt it's the single most impressive positional group on the Chiefs roster. Photo Gallery: 8/3 Training Camp Photo Gallery: Linebackers Video: Chiefs Practice Report 8/3 Video: Training Camp 8/3: Eric Berry Video: Training Camp 8/3: Doug Pederson Video: Training Camp 8/3: Justin Houston Video: Charles: 'I Want To Bring A Championship Here' Video: Charles Wants To Build Legacy In Kansas City Video: Chiefs Quarterback Skeet Shooting Challenge

Eric Berry Returns To Practice from Chiefs Spin

The Chiefs had good news Sunday with the return of All-Pro strong safety Eric Berry, who missed the last two days of practice with a right heel injury.

"It felt good today and went well," Berry said.

Chiefs' Berry, Cooper Return To Practice from The Associated Press via FS Kansas City

That was the first bit of positive injury news in a while for the Chiefs, who have struggled throughout camp with injuries, especially in their suspect secondary.

Backup safety Sanders Commings is out indefinitely after having surgery on a severe high ankle sprain and for a fracture to his fibula. Reserve defensive backs David Van DykeDeMarcus Van Dyke and Phillip Gaines have also missed time with various injuries.

The Story Behind Chiefs Friendly Quarterback Competition from Chiefs Spin

The video of Chiefs quarterbacks throwing footballs at medicine balls made the rounds on the Internet in recent days, even receiving a posting on

So who came up with the idea?

"I sort of brought the quarterback competition thing here from New Orleans," second-year Chiefs backup signal caller Chase Daniel said. "We do it every single day."

Chiefs Camp Report: Day 11 from ESPN

Slowly but surely the Chiefs continue to work Dee Ford, their first-round draft pick, into their lineup on obvious passing downs. Ford put a pass-rush move on backup offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb that left Webb reeling. The Chiefs are eager to see how Ford fares against the Bengals. "You've got to always perfect your craft,'' Ford said. "It is never going to be different. Whether you false-step or [use] quick hands, you can continue to critique yourself. I'm never going to be satisfied with my pass-rush."

Chiefs Depth Chart Means Something from Warpaint Illustrated

WR Donnie Avery - The Chiefs must find another competent receiver to line up opposite, Dwayne Bowe. When camp began I thought it would be receiver, A.J. Jenkins. However, the man who was often criticized for dropping a plethora of passes last season, Donnie Avery, has shown no ill effects of those bad habits thus far in training camp.

Chiefs Looking Toward Preseason Opener from ESPN

While it would be nice for the starters to play well for the Chiefs, they won't win the Super Bowl because they do or miss the playoffs because they don't. Of more immediate importance is for the Chiefs to get a good look at some of their promising young players. That list on offense includes guard Zach Fulton and wide receivers Albert Wilson and Frankie Hammond Jr.

Is Alex Smith As Valuable As Jay Cutler? from National Football Post

Lacking Cutler's physical gifts and eye-popping plays, Smith has been called a "game manager." However, he has thrown for more touchdowns over the last three years than Cutler - in addition to not forcing as many throws.

During that period Cutler has almost double the interceptions, throwing 51 touchdowns and 33 interceptions; Smith has a 53:17 ratio...

...Perhaps as a result, during the last three years, Smith also has a better record as a starting quarterback. He is 31-11-1; Cutler is 22-14.

49ers Waive Jon Baldwin, Sign Free-Agent Receiver from The San Francisco Chronicle

It appears the Chiefs won last year's swap of disappointing first-round picks.

The 49ers waived wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin Sunday after acquiring him last August from Kansas City for wideout A.J. Jenkins, San Francisco's 2012 first-round pick...

...The 49ers had a pressing need at wide receiver last year with Michael Crabtree sidelined by a torn Achilles, but Baldwin managed just three catches for 28 yards in seven games. Baldwin had often appeared lethargic in training-camp practices leading up to his departure

Meanwhile, Jenkins remains on the Chiefs' roster after collecting eight catches for 130 yards in 2013.

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