Coach Andy Reid praised the second-year pro on the first day of OTAs, while secondary coach/cornerbacks coach Al Harris said Nelson is hungry and it shows on the field, where the cornerback has consistently made plays. "From Day One, Steve’s one of my favorite guys," Harris said. "Right now, you guys are seeing how he was in college, just aggressive, aggressive."
Chiefs defensive tackle Jaye Howard was excused from his third straight practice on Thursday for what the club deemed personal reasons.
Instead, Charles, who was clad in shorts and a t-shirt, spent time walking up and down the hill – alternating going forward and backward – and at one point jogged up the hill before walking down. One thing is for sure – the workout didn’t look easy. "It’s a killer," coach Andy Reid said Thursday. "He says that he gets about halfway up that hill and he wished the hill stopped."
Justin Medlock shouldn't have a problem handling the pressure of trying to turn around the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' kicking game. The CFL veteran's mental toughness has been tested often on professional and personal levels. There was a car accident in college that led to a drunk-driving charge, a forgettable year when he suited up for five teams and his wife's diagnosis of lupus that cut short her pro golfing career. But the 32-year-old has overcome those challenges to become the most accurate kicker in CFL history, with a career field-goal percentage of 87.5 through five seasons.
Palmer who is an analyst on Temple radio broadcasts, played three seasons in the NFL, including his first two with the Kansas City Chiefs, who drafted him in the first round (19th overall) in 1987.
Three members of the UConn football family are on the latest ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame. Former UConn linebacker John Dorsey, now the general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs, as well as current UConn assistant coaches Vincent Brown and Anthony Poindexter were nominated. Brown and Poindexter are UConn’s co-defensive coordinators. Dorsey was the 1982 and 1983 Yankee Conference Defensive Player of the Year and also was a Division I-AA All-American as a senior. He was named to UConn’s 100th Anniversary team in 1998.
Nine 2016 draft picks and others are working to catch the eye of coach Andy Reid and his staff as a June 14 to 16 mandatory minicamp is on the horizon and training camp at Missouri Western is a little more than a month away. "You gotta keep inching forward," defensive coordinator Bob Sutton told the media Wednesday. "That’s really what it is. You aren’t going to get these quantum leaps. That just doesn’t occur, but you have to get a little bit better each day."