Team Notebook: Kansas City Chiefs
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Chiefs | Slow progress in Dontari Poe talks
Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe has not made much progress in contract extension talks with the Chiefs, and the two sides probably will not be able to reach an agreement before the start of the regular season.
Chiefs | Eric Berry planning lengthy holdout
Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry appears ready to holdout through the preseason, as he is displeased with the team's inability to reach a long-term contract agreement with him this summer. Veterans are expected to report to training camp Friday, July 29, and head coach Andy Reid said Tuesday, July 26, that he has communicated with Berry via text this summer but was uncertain of Berry's plans.
Chiefs | Phillip Gaines fully practices
Kansas City Chiefs CB Phillip Gaines (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, July 27, for the first time since he suffered his torn anterior cruciate ligament last season. Head coach Andy Reid said Gaines is the leading candidate to start at right cornerback this season.
Chiefs | Jamaal Charles placed on PUP
Chiefs | Justin Houston may miss games
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) is expected to miss some time at the start of the regular season. Houston will not participate in training camp as he is still recovering from offseason knee surgery.
Chiefs | Justin Houston unlikely for camp
Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) is not expected to participate in training camp, according to head coach Andy Reid. Houston continues to recover from surgery on a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered last year.
Chiefs | Eric Berry not reporting to camp
Chiefs | Jamaal Charles won't be limited
Chiefs | Spencer Ware active in passing game
Chiefs | Spencer Ware considered the backup
Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware is viewed as the backup running back behind RB Jamaal Charles, according to ESPN.com's Adam Teicher. Teicher did say that Ware and RB Charcandrick West would both play if Charles was injured.
Chiefs | Kansas City still wants Eric Berry
Chiefs | No deal for Eric Berry
Chiefs | Little progress made with Eric Berry
Chiefs | Eric Berry still far apart in talks
Chiefs | Eric Berry may not receive new deal
Chiefs | Long jumper to try out for Kansas City
U.S. Olympic long jumper Jeffery Henderson said he has a tryout scheduled with the Kansas City Chiefs after the Summer Olympics are complete.
Chiefs | Dee Ford focused on consistency
Kansas City Chiefs LB Dee Ford said his focus this season is on consistency from one game to the next. "I think anybody can have a great game, but what separates the great players from the good players is doing it every week, and now I have an opportunity to do that," Ford said.
Chiefs | Eric Berry hopes for long-term deal
Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry said he wants to sign a long-term deal with the Chiefs but is surprised by how slow contract talks have gone to this point. The Chiefs have until July 15 to sign Berry to a long-term deal.
Chiefs | Eric Fisher optimistic
Kansas City Chiefs OT Eric Fisher believes he's on a steady incline in his development. Fisher said the offensive line as a whole is working to get better at pass protection and to continue to block well in the run game.
Chiefs | Young WRs working with Jeremy Maclin
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin invited WR Chris Conley to work out with him at the team's training facility in the offseason. WR Albert Wilson joined them to lift weights, watch film and work on route concepts four days a week until the team's offseason workout program in mid-April. Conley and Wilson are the team's No. 2 and 3 receivers, and trying to hold off newcomers WR Rod Streater and WR Tyreek Hill.
Chiefs | KC receiver depth still unsettled
Kansas City Chiefs WRs Albert Wilson, Chris Conley, Rod Streater, De'Anthony Thomas and Tyreek Hill will all compete for playing time behind WR Jeremy Maclin. Head coach Andy Reid liked what he saw from Wilson and Conley during offseason workouts, though.
Chiefs | Parker Ehinger worked with first team
Kansas City Chiefs rookie OG Parker Ehinger worked with the first-team offense for most of organized team activities and minicamp. OG Zach Fulton should be Ehinger's primary competitor for the starting left guard position. OT Jah Reid and OT Jarrod Pughsley will also battle for the spot.
Chiefs | Eric Berry could land big deal
Chiefs | Dee Ford dealing with tendonitis
Chiefs | Jamaal Charles will not be rushed
Chiefs | Justin Houston to miss start of camp
Chiefs | Kenny Cook reverts to IR
Chiefs | Dee Ford bothered by knee
Chiefs | Four roster moves made by Kansas City
Kansas City Chiefs CB Bryce Cheek was waived Thursday, June 16. WR Kenny Cook (undisclosed) was waived/injured. Free-agents WR Seantavius Jones (Eagles) and SS Akeem Davis (Colts) were subsequently signed.
Chiefs | Four players try out
Undrafted free-agent CB Trenton Coles (Duquesne) and free-agents CB Chris Greenwood (Ravnes), WR Seantavius Jones (Eagles) and WR Devonte Robinson (Packers) tried out for the Kansas City Chiefs Tuesday, June 14.
Chiefs | Cornerbacks hurting
Kansas City Chiefs CB Phillip Gaines (knee) was given a day of rest Friday, June 10, as he continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. CBs D.J. White and Shannon Edwards left practice Friday, June 10, with strained hamstrings.
Chiefs | Charcandrick West still sick
Chiefs | Justin Houston may be at minicamp
Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) could be present for minicamp next week, although he probably won't practice, according to head coach Andy Reid. Houston is still recovering from surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Chiefs | Mike Williams ready for minicamp?
Chiefs | Jamaal Charles could return soon
Chiefs | Mitch Morse has added weight
Kansas City Chiefs C Mitch Morse is up to 308 pounds after weighing as low as 290 pounds last season. Morse believes it's a comfortable playing weight for him, and he will continue to watch what he eats in order to maintain that weight.
Chiefs | Marcus Cooper practices at safety
Kansas City Chiefs CB Marcus Cooper practiced at safety earlier this week. Cooper's versatility, range and intelligence will fit well in defensive coordinator Bob Sutton's different schemes, according to head coach Andy Reid.
Chiefs | Eric Berry skips workouts
Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry skipped the voluntary workouts that wrapped up Friday, June 10, and it is unknown if he will show up for the three-day minicamp that begins Tuesday, June 14. He has not yet signed his franchise tender and is trying to negotiate a long-term extension.
Chiefs | KC working on two-minute offense
The Kansas City Chiefs have been working to improve their two-minute offense under head coach Andy Reid this offseason. "We could be better there," Reid said. "Both sides of the ball, we could be better. It's about our working on it and we're doing that. We've got to capitalize on a few (more) situations there." The Chiefs were one of the worst two-minute offenses in the league last year.
Chiefs | KeiVarae Russell signs
Notre Dame DB KeiVarae Russell has signed his four-year rookie contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, the last member of the team's draft class to ink a rookie deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Chiefs | Jamaal Charles won't work until camp
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) made an appearance at practice Wednesday, June 1, wearing a jersey and shorts without a helmet. However, he did not practice, and he is not expected to participate in practice until training begins in July, at the earliest.
Chiefs | Justin Houston may not start season
Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) may not begin the regular season on the active roster, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Adam Teicher. Houston is still recovering from surgery in February on his torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Chiefs | Knile Davis willing to stay in KC
Chiefs | Jeremy Maclin suffers ankle injury
Chiefs | Tyler Bray No. 2 QB for now
Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Bray is the leading candidate for No. 2 quarterback job at this point, according to head coach Andy Reid. Bray will compete with QBs Aaron Murray and Kevin Hogan for the job during offseason workouts and training camp.
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