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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 8/10

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Will Shields' Incredible Night Concluded with Family and Friends from The Mothership

It was a special night for Shields and his family, not only because of his induction, but also because so many different areas of his life all converged into one small Ohio town.

"I get to see every piece of our life from when I was little all the way up until today," he said, "everyone who has been a part of my life in one room, in one building and in one place. It's very rare you can get a chance to be a part of that.

"I've got coaches from high school, college, I've even got the group here that drafted me. So it's a wide array of people. I love all you guys. Every game and every practice, we went to war with one another. You know this is all because of you.

"It makes this moment even more special."

Chiefs Training Camp Update 8/9: What You Need to Know from The Mothership

Player Spotlight - Dustin Colquitt reacts to the Hall of Fame Induction of Will Shields

There are three remaining Kansas City Chiefs who had an opportunity to play with now-Hall of Famer Will Shields—punter Dustin Colquitt and linebackers Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson.

Back in 2005, the second-to-last year of Shields' career, Colquitt was a rookie, one that appreciated that Shields didn't look at him any differently.

"Will Shields is one of those guys that treated everybody in the locker room as an equal," Colquitt remembered. "At that day and time, my job as a holder was more important than punting just because of what they would do on the field touchdown-wise and Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson running the ball."

What We Learned From Sunday's Chiefs Media Availability from The Mothership

Defensive coordinator Bob Sutton updated the media on the state of safety Eric Berry.

"We're really going on him and the docs and how he feels out there," Sutton said. "He's feeling better every day. I don't really just mean physically - I think he's getting back into football, too. If you look back over the previous year, he missed a lot of this training camp a year ago with an Achilles and then he got nicked up again. He really didn't have a lot of practice time a year ago, even in the few games he played in. I think he's getting back. Like he says, he's seeing things better, it's slowing down for him. It's strictly football, this has nothing to do with what he overcame. I think he's happy with that, and you could obviously talk to him about it. We're going to follow his rhythm, whatever he feels like."

Tempers flare between Chiefs during Sunday practice from Chiefs Digest

On the 10th day of their stay at Camp Andy 2015, the inhabitants were a little bit cranky.

For the first time in this year's Chiefs training camp, there were skirmishes between offense and defense during the Sunday morning practice at Missouri Western State University.

Chalk it up to too long in the dorm room, too many physical practices and muggy weather conditions. This team needs to bump up against a team with a different colored jersey.

Tempers flare at Chiefs practice from ESPN

Things got started between wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and reserve cornerbackMarcus Cooper. Cooper held Maclin on a pass route, leading to an incomplete pass.

Maclin and Cooper then had words and soon were taking swings at one another.

Later, wide receiver Albert Wilson and cornerback Steven Nelson and then running basck Charcandrick West and cornerback Jamell Fleming got into shoving matches.

Notebook: Chiefs' Eric Berry participates in physical training camp practice from Chiefs Digest

The Chiefs have taken it easy on Berry, who returned to football just eight months after being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, in recent padded contact drills.

But Berry participated in the arguably the most physical training camp practice through eight sessions and appeared to be his old self.

The former All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowl selection didn't shy from heavy contact, making a tackle on the sideline, and displayed closing speed by breaking hard from the safety position to break-up a pass on a slant pattern.

Eric Berry gets physical and has a busy day at practice from ESPN

Berry had been mostly held out from contact drills until Sunday but got involved early by making a tackle. Berry also had a busy practice in other ways, breaking up a pass in another drill early in practice...

...Berry is still playing with the second team at free safety. Husain Abdullah is the starter.

Chiefs OLB Dee Ford misses practice with a concussion from Chiefs Digest

Chiefs second-year outside linebacker Dee Ford missed Sunday's practice to receive treatment for a concussion.

Ford, who was not on the field, originally experienced concussion-like symptoms following Saturday's practice, according to a team spokesman.

With Ford not on the field, sixth-year pro Frank Zombo took repetitions with first and second-team units.

Chiefs move Marcus Peters into the starting lineup, for now at least from ESPN

The Chiefs finally made the move Sunday, as Peters replaced Smith in the starting lineup. Phillip Gaines remained as the other starting cornerback.

"We're going to obviously do that," Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said. "We're not going to have Sean for those first three games, so we've got to get guys used to playing with each other and see what our best combination is."

Peters had received some work with the starters earlier in training camp when Gaines missed some practice time with a sore knee. Peters also joined the lineup as the third cornerback in passing situations, with Gaines shifting to coverage of the slot receiver.

Chiefs rookie CB Steven Nelson puts in extra work for self-improvement from Chiefs Digest

The workout is intense and Nelson, the second of the Chiefs' two third-round picks in May's NFL Draft, finishes drenched in sweat.

But the 5-11, 194-pound Nelson, who started his post-practice routine Saturday, had a simple explanation as to why stays on the field after the rest of the team has hit the showers.

"I had to take a look at myself," Nelson said. "I had some things I had to work on. I think preparation prevents piss-poor performance."

That is a solid attitude for any professional athlete, but it especially applies to a rookie in the middle of adjusting from outside cornerback to the nickel cornerback position.

Kicker Cairo Santos has a decidedly uneven day for Chiefs from ESPN

It was a difficult Sunday for Kansas City Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos, who can take solace in the fact this particularly Sunday happened in August at training camp and not in the fall at Arrowhead Stadium or another regular-season NFL venue.

Santos missed a number of kicks, including an extra-point from the new distance of 33 yards. But Santos later redeemed himself by hitting a 64-yard field goal try in a drill designed for him to miss because the Chiefs were hoping to work on their coverage.

Travis Kelce chasing Tony Gonzalez by studying his game from ESPN

"You could tell he understood defenses just from how he played, where his eyes were, where his awareness was on the field. Half the time what we do out here on the field as tight ends is predicated on the defense."

Kelce's debut season was far superior to Gonzalez's rookie season of 1997. Gonzalez caught 33 passes for 368 yards, so his stats were less than half of Kelce's last season.

Gonzalez took off from there, though. He had 59 catches his next season and never again had less than 71 receptions for the Chiefs.

To similarly improve his game, Kelce turned into something of a film critic during the offseason. He not only watched Gonzalez, but any tight end performing his craft.

Eric Berry providing 'motivation, courage' to Chiefs as he returns from cancer from USA Today

Berry has eschewed all media requests since holding a press conference with his parents, coaches and the team doctor in July. Fitting, teammates said, for a guy who never previous sought the spotlight despite always being one of the best players on the team. Berry, the fifth overall pick of the 2010 draft, is a three-time Pro Bowler who also made the 2013 all-pro team.

His on-field contributions aside, Berry's recovery and return is galvanizing the Chiefs locker room. If he was among the most respected players on the team before his diagnosis, he's now the most revered.

White returns to campus in Kansas City Chiefs colors from The St. Joseph News-Press

White, the Chiefs' assistant equipment manager, started in that role in April after serving Western as its assistant director of athletic facilities and assistant coach for the football Griffons' kickers and punters. Before that, White played football for Western.

While on the Western staff, for a few years prior to his hire by the Chiefs, he worked for the NFL club in the equipment room on game days at Arrowhead Stadium. When given the opportunity to turn that hobby into a career, he jumped at it.

Monday camp preview: Can Ryan Tannehill stay hot for Miami? from ESPN

Kansas City Chiefs: After a hard-hitting practice on Sunday, the Chiefs are scheduled to scale back the competition today. The Chiefs will begin at 9:15 a.m. CT, an hour later than usual, and that normally means a practice without pads and one that lasts about 1 ½ hours. Such practices are generally less competitive. -- Adam Teicher

Holliday wants team to 'play to measurables' from The Huntington Herald-Dispatch

There were a pair of NFL scouts in attendance during the morning session of Sunday's practice.

Scouts in attendance were from the San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints.

On Saturday, scouts from the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs took in practice.

Fresno State football notebook: Open guard spots to stay that way for a while from The fresno Bee

Louis obliterated a play in team drills on Saturday, which was no accident.

"You really wish you had him for one more year, he's such a pup. He's still figuring it out. But he's going to play a bunch of football for us because he's doing much better," defensive coordinator Nick Toth said. "The thing is, before he was kind of just playing, he was on the field because we needed a guy. Now he's playing and you're seeing him make some plays. His playmaking has increased as his knowledge of the defense has increased and, frankly, just how hard he is playing because he wasn't always playing hard and now he's doing a better job of that.

"Obviously, he's further along than he has ever been mentally. The Kansas City Chiefs were out there asking about him, so he has that type of potential. He's still so raw. He's as strong as he wants to be — you can put as much weight on that bar as you want and he's able to lift it. There are all sorts of really cool things with him, still some upside."

"X-Factor" is way more than superfan from The St. Joseph News-Press

"I visit kids at hospitals, I got 400 members and volunteers that go out and do anything we can to move mountains in the community," he said.

And one of those programs in particular is the Angels program, which gives preseason tickets to kids and families with illnesses and disabilities.

The kids sit with Mr. Rowton in his section at Arrowhead and have the opportunity to meet players, local celebrities and, of course, KC Wolf.

This year 100 kids and their family members will be involved and invited to the preseason games thanks to Mr. Rowton and his generous sponsors and volunteers.

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