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Chiefs training camp opens Tuesday. Here’s what to expect this week

The football doldrums finally conclude with the opening of Chiefs training camp in St. Joseph, Missouri

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Finally... the July football doldrums have come to an end!

Kansas City Chiefs training camp opens Tuesday at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Some teams have had their camps open for a few days already. The Denver Broncos, for example, opened their camp on July 17. This is because NFL rules require that training camp sessions will full veteran rosters can start no more than 15 days before the team’s first preseason game. The Broncos took full advantage of the fact they will play the Atlanta Falcons in the Hall of Fame game on August 1, opening their camp precisely 15 days before.

On Tuesday, Chiefs rookies, quarterbacks and inured players will report. We expect head coach Andy Reid, quarterback Patrick Mahomes — and perhaps some other players — to be available for media questions on Tuesday afternoon.

The first practice session will take place Wednesday morning at 8:40 a.m. Arrowhead Time. The session will be open to the media, but closed to the public. Reid will talk to the media again after the opening session.

Thursday and Friday’s practices will be the same. We expect Chiefs players to be available to the media for questions following Thursday’s practice, but there will be no media availability on Friday.

Friday is also Anthony Sherman Day, when all other players will report around noon. But we expect Sherman — as always — to dress for the occasion.

Saturday’s practice will take place at 3:30 p.m. Arrowhead Time and will be the first one open to the public. There will be a $5 admission fee for Saturday’s practice. Reid will speak to the media after the session, and there will also be a public team autograph session.

For complete information about attending Chiefs training camp — including maps, the public practice schedule and frequently asked questions — visit the official training camp page at

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