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Arrowheadlines: Patrick Mahomes “wows” and “shines” at Chiefs training camp

WR Seantavius Jones making move up Kansas City Chiefs' depth chart | ESPN

Jones has since continued to deliver big plays. The Chiefs, who have one of the most inexperienced groups of wide receivers in the league, are looking for one of their younger players to make a move up the depth chart.

Jones could be the one. He’s been getting snaps with the starters in practice.

QB Patrick Mahomes II provides more wow moments at Chiefs camp | ESPN

Mahomes is still the third quarterback during drills behind starter Alex Smith and Tyler Bray. But Mahomes is getting the same amount of work as Bray, which is unusual. The No. 2 QB usually gets a much larger share.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes again shines on 88-yard scoring drive | The Kansas City Star

Alex Smith, the Chiefs’ undisputed starting quarterback, also led the offense on an 88-yard scoring drive during the same period. Smith completed 8 of 11 passes on the drive, which spanned 12 plays, with most of the completions being of the short variety. Smith did show a nice camaraderie with tight end Travis Kelce, who scored a touchdown on a crossing route. …

Raw video: Watch the Chiefs' 7-on-7 run drill | The Kansas City Star

Bryan Witzmann ready to honor Chiefs' commitment to him | The Kansas City Star

“He’s got some good length — strong guy, he’s smart,” Chiefs quarterback coach Matt Nagy said. “The thing with him is just getting some experience on that line and then communicating with those guys up front.”

Chiefs putting emphasis on improving run game | The Kansas City Star

Kansas City ranked 22nd in rushing attempts on first down (86) and 26th in first-down completion rate (20.9 percent) last season.

“It’s definitely a point of emphasis for us this year,” Chiefs tackle Mitchell Schwartz said. “Third-and-one, fourth-and-one, end of game … any obvious running situations.”

Veteran Linebacker Josh Mauga Didn't Want to Be Anywhere But Kansas City |

“I spent most of my time with my family and my kids, working out,” he explained. “Training and just waiting for the phone call. Right after the fourth (of July), I got a phone call from our new GM (Brett) Veach, and he said that he wanted to bring me back.”

Chiefs' linebackers could emerge as league's best unit | AP

"This year we are healthy. The main guys are healthy from the start," Houston said. "Last year from the start we didn't have everybody. This year we have everybody from the start, and if we can just keep everybody healthy I think we definitely can make a lot of noise."

Robert Kraft on Patriots' banner squeeze: 'We have a surprise for our fans' | Boston Herald

It's unclear where the Patriots will fit their fifth banner, but the construction -- which also includes creating more room for fans on the top level -- is expected to be done for opening night against the Kansas City Chiefs on September 7, when they will unveil the banner.

Camp notebook: Rookies making impact on special teams | Chiefs Digest

The Chiefs continue cycling through players at inside linebacker, giving multiple players an opportunity to run with the first team. Derrick Johnson and Ramik Wilson frequently run with the first team. Justin March-Lillard, Josh Mauga and newly acquired linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis also rotate in. Eligwe received some first-team looks Monday with Johnson out.

NFL Network Panelists Try To Figure Out What A Griffin Is | Deadspin

The Kansas City Chiefs practice at Missouri Western State University. The school’s sports teams are nicknamed the Griffons, a fact that baffled three panelists on NFL Network today.

Watch, as several grown men ponder the nature and existence of griffins—which, we remind you, are mythological creatures.

Josh Looney picked as next Western A.D. |

Josh Looney was the first of four finalists to interview to become the eighth director of athletics and was named to the position on Monday by the university.

Looney, currently director of athletics at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, will assume his role at Missouri Western on Aug. 7.

Looney will be introduced at a press conference at 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Fame room inside Spratt Stadium.

Kareem Hunt makes catch of Chiefs training camp so far | Arrowhead Pride

Andy Reid uses running backs in the passing game in his offense so it’s a safe assumption that Hunt will be featured there. It’s also a safe assumption because of plays like this:

The 4 players at Chiefs training camp that have me the most hyped | Arrowhead Pride

There has been a lot of hype. Why so much? Because some of it involves the quarterbacks and some of it involves the fastest player in the NFL. Usually the defense is ahead at this point but we’ve seen strong reports on the Chiefs offense.

I know, I know, the pads still have to come on. However, I am still hyped about the following players.

Tyreek Hill-Marcus Peters battles highlights of Chiefs camp | ESPN

The Chiefs aren't necessarily seeking out the matchups between Hill and Peters. Rather, these battles occur naturally now that Hill is a regular instead of a part-time player, as he was last year during his rookie season. Peters, as always, is stationed on the left side of the Kansas City defense.

Chiefs linebacker Josh Mauga looks to regain starting role | The Kansas City Star

“It’s just getting legs back,” Sutton said. “I’m not talking about conditioning, but the ability to react. He’s played a lot of football and I think he’s done a really good job here. I think he’ll be back where he was at. He’s come in in great shape, and from the health standpoint he’s as good as he’s ever been.”

Chiefs kick returner De'Anthony Thomas, "pound for pound, the team's toughest player" | The Kansas City Star

Kansas City Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub spoke about the kick return options as Tyreek Hill will be a bigger part of the offense in 2017. De'Anthony Thomas will play a role in the return game in 2017.

The Boss, the ’Boys and the Recommitment to the 2017 NFL Season | The MMQB

So far so good on Jamaal Charles. “Every time I see him,” said offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, “he says, ‘I feel great.’” Charles has missed 24 of 32 games over the past two regular seasons, and he told me—at least as of now—he has zero knee pain. Denver’s looking to get him eight or 10 touches a game if he can survive.

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