Jay Glazer starts his bus tour in Kansas City with the head coach of the Chiefs, Andy Reid. The Chiefs finished outside of the playoffs last year with a record of 9-7, so they’re coming into this year with much higher expectations. Reid talks about Eric Berry’s comeback, which is an absolutely incredible story. Last year, Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. He missed the entire season, yet he is ready to roll for this year.
"It was rough, know what I'm saying? But at the end of the day, this is the National Football League. You get paid to do your job," Charles said. "It was really rough last season, but at the same time, we won (nine) games with an average line."
Carson Palmer will take a snap in a game for the first time since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee last season, but it will be a brief appearance. Arizona Cardinals Coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that Palmer would play one series in Saturday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs "whether it lasts one play, three plays or 10 plays."
After the play, Berry tossed the ball into the crowd of Chiefs fans, who were on their feet in the stands cheering throughout his entire return. It was Berry’s third interception of camp. After practice, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that Berry will play on Saturday against the Arizona Cardinals, although he didn’t say for how long.
On his third team in four seasons, Bills quarterback Matt Cassel’s confidence remains unshaken in the 10-year veteran’s bid to finally establish himself as an NFL starter. "There’s always going to be critics out there," the 33-year-old said. "And for me as a player, I think my best football’s ahead of me."
"We’re thinking he’s going to play," Reid told reporters. "We’ll just see how things go from here. But he’s been going here, so I think he’s ready to get out here and do his thing. "I’m happy as can be for him. He’s like a little kid out here playing, he’s having fun and he’s appreciative of everything and everybody that has been with him throughout this whole ordeal. He’s loving life right now and it shows on the field too."
During his stop, he told team officials that there are a lot of reasons to be positive about the Chiefs this year. The Kansas City Chiefs face the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday in their first preseason game. You can watch that game on KCTV5 at 8 p.m. After visiting practice, Nixon was asked about the Rams. He says he is confident in St. Louis as an NFL city, even if Rams owner Stan Kroenke succeeds in moving his franchise back to Los Angeles.
"That’s how it goes sometimes," Maclin said. " After practice I talked to Coop. That’s not what I represent. That’s not what I stand for. It was one of those dog days of practice. It’s hot out here. I let my emotions get the best of me. I know that in a game, I’d be thrown out of the game and possibly kicked out for the next game, hurting my team. You can’t do that. I’m not going to do it anymore."
Conley only this week returned to practice after missing the first several practices of camp due to a sore knee. It’s not too late for Conley to be able to help the Chiefs when the regular season begins, but he has a lot of ground to make up. "We’ve got so much information in right now that, for young players, the volume gets overwhelming and there’s a lot of things that run together,’’ offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said. "Anytime you miss significant time like he has, you’re playing catch up just a little bit.’’