On Friday and Saturday, Kansas City Chiefs training camp at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri shifts into overdrive.
Quarterbacks, rookies and injured players reported on Tuesday, so this week’s practices have included only those players who needed a head start before full practices begin on Saturday.
There will be one more practice session with that group at 8:40 a.m. Arrowhead Time on Friday morning. If history is any guide, some veteran players who have been present this week may be allowed to sit out Friday’s session to give them a day of rest before the full practices begin.
While the Friday morning session will once again closed to the public, the media — including our own Pete Sweeney — will be watching. As he’s done all week, Pete will file a report about what he saw.
At 11:30 a.m. Friday, Chiefs president Mark Donovan, MWSU president Matthew Wilson and Mosaic Life Care CEO Dr. Mark Laney will speak to the press. (Mosaic Life Care is the sponsor of the 2019 training camp). This is the media availability where we usually hear about changes to training camp facilities, along with plans for the years to come. Donovan might also be asked questions about the team.
Veterans will begin reporting around noon. That’s right — it’s Anthony Sherman Day!
The press will be lined up outside the player’s residence hall to see what outfit the veteran Chiefs fullback has chosen for his arrival — and also to take note of which players are reporting. During the first hour or two after players begin showing up, we expect the media will have an opportunity to speak with a few of them — probably including Sherman.
We’ll be watching, of course, for any sign of Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones, who has stayed away from all previous offseason workouts. His presence would signal that he and the Chiefs are making progress towards an extension to his rookie contract — or that serious negotiations are about to get underway.
This will also be the first opportunity the press has had to see (or possibly speak with) wide receiver Tyreek Hill since the offseason controversy surrounding the All-Pro wide receiver started in March.
Then at 3:30 Arrowhead Time on Saturday, training camp officially begins with the first full practice. The Saturday session will be open to the public. Admission will be $5. 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 Chiefs.com.