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Chiefs’ Kendall Fuller had just finished bowling when he found out about trade from Washington

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He didn’t bowl very well, either.

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The trade story of Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller continues to get better and better. To refresh your memory, Fuller took to Twitter on the night of January 30 earlier this year when news of the Alex Smith trade hit the web.

He, err, really didn’t think he was the player involved in the deal.

Fuller elaborated on the night after the Chiefs’ first mandatory minicamp practice Tuesday.

“It was funny,” Fuller said. “I had just got done bowling. I didn’t bowl very well either. I had just got done bowling. I was at a restaurant with one of my friends. Everybody had kind of seen the Alex Smith part of the trade and I was just kind of in different group chats. I was actually kind of playing around, like ‘Dang. What if it’s me?’ Everybody was like, ‘Shut up. You’re not getting traded.’ Yeah. You know how the rest of it went.”

After such a strong rookie season, Fuller admitted he was caught off guard by the deal but is still grateful to call anywhere in the league his home, regardless of location.

“It was definitely a shock, but I’m kind of a nonchalant guy,” Fuller added. “You’re just blessed to be able to play the game. No matter where it is, I still get to go out there on Sundays. Of course, I guess the only bad part about getting traded is you build a relationship with guys that you were with. I kind of looked at it [like this]—you do the same thing when you go from middle school to high school, high school to college, college to your rookie year. It’s the same thing—you get around another group of guys—you bond, you work, you get close. That’s all you can do.”

As it panned out, Fuller now plays with a high school teammate in linebacker Dorian O’Daniel, who the Chiefs drafted this year in the third round.

Both attended Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Maryland, and Fuller was with O’Daniel at his draft party the night he became a Chief.

“It’s been fun,” Fuller said of playing with O’Daniel. “Actually [Tuesday], he had a couple reps with the ones, and I was walking back to the huddle and I just seen No. 44 in front of my eyes, and I was like, ‘What’s up bro?’ It’s been fun, just talking to him, and I’m excited to see what he does this year.”