Chiefs Rookie Minicamp Day 1 Recap from The Mothership
Quote(s) of the Day
First-round pick, cornerback Marcus Peters:
"I'm excited to be here with the organization, finally, and I'm just ready to play ball."
Chris Conleyon the playbook:
"Initially, if you look at the totality of it, it can be overwhelming. It's something that you have to look at and break down into smaller pieces.
"Once you break it down into smaller pieces, you start to look at concepts, personnel groupings, and the way you put these plays together and situations that you run them, then it's similar to some of the stuff we ran in college."
Former Hogan Prep Standout Gets Chance with the Chiefs from The Mothership
Less than 10 miles separate Hogan Prep Academy and Arrowhead Stadium, but the path it took for former Pittsburg State cornerback De'Vante Bausby to land with his favorite childhood team took a little longer.
Bausby, a three-time All-State performer at Hogan Prep (2008-10), signed as a college free agent with the Chiefs following his four-year career with the Division II Pittsburg State Gorillas of the MIAA conference.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said they learned about Bausby at their local pro day.
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Chiefs invite interesting class of rookies to three-day minicamp from The Associated Press via FS Kansas City
There is a "Star Wars" expert running post patterns. The son of a pro wrestling great is learning the nuances of blocking. A cancer survivor is huddling with his position coaches.
Welcome to the most interesting rookie minicamp you'll ever find.
There are 69 players running around in shorts on the Kansas City Chiefs practice fields this weekend. Nine of them were drafted and are near-locks to make the team. More than a dozen signed as undrafted free agents. The rest are merely in town for a tryout, hoping to catch the eye of coach Andy Reid or one of his assistants in the few short hours they have together.
All of them have stories. Some are more interesting than others.
Former Kansas TE Jimmay Mundine among Chiefs tryout players from Chiefs Digest
The Chiefs have 69 players, including all nine members of the 2015 draft class, present at rookie minicamp.
The following 41 players are present on a tryout basis:
Mitch Morse works at center on first day of Chiefs rookie minicamp from Chiefs Digest
"At that time I didn't know where I was going to play," Morse said following the Saturday morning walkthrough. "I had to wait until I got here to know that it was at center or guard or wherever they need me."
Morse's situation became less murky after the Chiefs finished the afternoon practice on the first day of practice.
"From what I saw, I thought Mitch did pretty well," coach Andy Reid said. "Most of his work was at center, but he had a chance to play some guard and he seems to be handling things pretty well."
Ultimately, the Chiefs won over both players by making them feel wanted more than the other teams.
"I think it was a better opportunity," Cox said Saturday, the first day of the Chiefs rookie minicamp. "I like to compete. There are some good corners here I can learn from. I think it's a pretty good place to be."
Bausby, a native of Kansas City, agreed.
"It came down between the Chiefs and San Francisco," Bausby said. "I felt the opportunity here was better, so I chose Kansas City."
Ramik Wilson officially signs with Kansas City from 247 Sports
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed former Georgia linebacker Ramik Wilson to a deal that could be worth a little over $2.78 million over four years according to spotrac.com, a website that tracks the signings of players taken in the NFL Draft.
Bo Wallace among four QBs trying out for Chiefs from ProFootballTalk
Wallace (6-3, 211) completed 229-of-381 passes for 3,194 yards with 22 TDs and 14 interceptions last season for the Rebels.
The other quarterbacks trying out for Kansas City are Colorado State-Pueblo's Chris Bonner (6-6, 231), Louisiana Tech's Cody Sokol (6-1, 210) and Richmond's Michael Strauss (6-2, 211).