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KC Chiefs training camp report for August 13, 2017 | The Kansas City Star

Conley thrilled the crowd Sunday with a diving catch down the right sideline on a deep throw from Smith in 7-on-7, then was on the receiving end of an absolute bomb for Patrick Mahomes, who threw a deep ball down the left sideline that landed in Conley’s hands between two defenders, cornerback Phillip Gaines and safety Eric Murray. Conley later caught a nice pass from Smith during the final 11-on-11 team period, capping a nice day. If he can continue to show improvement tracking the ball downfield, his level of play can raise a level.

Patrick Mahomes II of Kansas City Chiefs boosted to No. 2 on quarterback depth chart | ESPN

"It's not because of Tyler's performance in the game," Reid said of Bray, who threw an interception in his first series Friday against the San Francisco 49ers. "I thought he actually did very well ... and Patrick did a nice job, too. It gives [Mahomes] an opportunity to step up and work with that second group and see what he can do there.

Chiefs elevate Patrick Mahomes to No. 2 quarterback | The Kansas City Star

“We’re going to give Patrick a chance to work with the twos, like Tyler has had here in the last couple of weeks,” coach Andy Reid said. “And it’s not because of Tyler’s performance in the game. I thought he actually played very well, but it gives Patrick, who did a nice job too, an opportunity to step up and work with that second group and see what he could do there.”

Chiefs give Patrick Mahomes the No. 2 reps ahead of Tyler Bray at Sunday’s training camp practice | Arrowhead Pride

Andy Reid is sure to downplay this but we all knew it was coming. The guy the Chiefs drafted 10th overall was always going to pass the undrafted guy - at some point. That point appears to be today unless the Chiefs are doing this temporarily.

Chris Jones off the PUP list, Travis Kelce back at Chiefs camp too | Arrowhead Pride

The good news doesn’t stop there. Travis Kelce being back out there is huge news. He had missed several days in a row last week after his knee flared up. The same knee he had surgery on a few years ago so I was a little worried this could be A Thing.

Arrowhead Stadium’s raccoons like nachos | Niners Nation

This happened on Friday, but I’m still laughing about it so I figured I’d make a post on it. The San Francisco 49ers traveled to Arrowhead Stadium and faced the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1 of the preseason. You probably know how that went down. What might be just as important to note is this little bugger Matt Maiocco got a glimpse of:

Looney excited to arrive at Western | newspressnow.com

“I got to bring my wife and 1½-year-old daughter here and have them see the community. Now, here at Chiefs camp, you get to see even more people come and enjoy Missouri Western.”

Chefs' Chris Conley speaks out on Charlottesville violence | The Kansas City Star

“Hate is learned, hence hate is taught. Love can be learned also. It’s sad to see so many people who think this country is only for ‘them’.

“Even sadder is today is the first day some people are acknowledging the ugly head of hatred and racism.

“It’s been here. Some of us have experienced it all the while. And in public ignorance this hatred has grown and festered.

“The loss of life today is tragic. Maybe this will wake some and unite others to see what people have been talking about for some time.”

Travis Kelce, Chris Jones return to Kansas City Chiefs practice | The Kansas City Star

“Feels great, 100 percent,” Kelce said. “Got a little bit of the swelling out of there and sure enough I was out here going full speed.”

Chiefs showcase deep ball in apparent change of mindset | AP

Yet it said something about Reid's desire to push the ball downfield more this season.

"It's tough to drive the whole length of the field," he said, "and the way the kickers are kicking now, you normally are not getting out there too far. So to have the opportunity to strike, I think, is a big deal. We can do better than what we did last year."