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7/29 Headlines: Reid on Smith Contract Talks

Posted Jul 29, 2014

Daily headlines to keep you up-to-date on the latest Chiefs news from local and national media

Andy Reid says Chiefs’ negotiations with Alex Smith are ongoing

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

“The Chiefs are a little more than a week away from their first preseason game, and they still have no extension in place with quarterback Alex Smith.

Last week, a source told The Star that there were “significant differences” between the team and player as it relates to a new contract, and there are no indications that has changed…” READ MORE…

Photos: Training Camp 7/28


Mark Harrison’s height stands out in Chiefs’ wide receiver battle

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

“Mark Harrison is the biggest and tallest receiver on the Chiefs’ training camp roster.

Harrison — a 6‐foot‐3 and 230‐pound wideout from Rutgers, who spent last season on the Patriots’ reserve/non‐football injury list — also has shown flashes of playmaking potential down the field for an offense that could use more of a vertical threat…” READ MORE…

Chiefs offensive line a grab‐bag of bodies in camp

Excerpt from AP SPORTS

“The presumptive favorite to win the starting right guard spot with the Kansas City Chiefs worked out with the third team on Monday. The guy who is challenging him for the spot slid over to center during another portion of the workout.

Rishaw Johnson and Zach Fulton are just the start of the offensive line shuffle…” READ MORE…

Chiefs' return game appears in good hands

Excerpt from ESPN.com

“ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Dave Toub has been fortunate to work with some great return specialists in his years as a special-teams coach. Toub has another such candidate this year in Chiefs rookie De’Anthony Thomas.

Thomas is fast and quick but has more going for him than that as a punt returner…” READ MORE…

It might get loud: That noise you hear is Santos pushing Succop at Chiefs camp

Excerpt from FOX Sports Kansas City

“BOOM! Cairo Santos turns heads. No. Wait. THUD!

He wounds ears. It's a brontosaurus in a tutu, dancing through the tulips. No. Hang on. THOOM!...” READ MORE…

Dee Ford Of The Kansas City Chiefs: An NFL Rookie's Perspective On Financial Pressures

Excerpt from Forbes.com

“Dee Ford: 6’ 2”, 252-pounds. As the 23rd overall draft pick, he ran a 4.54-forty, performed a 40.5 inch vertical, and bench pressed 225-pounds 29 times at his pro day. He also completed his 2013 season at Auburn with 10.5 sacks, despite missing two games with a sprained knee. And if that isn’t enough to impress you, he is an accomplished pianist. Dee Ford is about as far from the middle of the genetic bell curve as one can be while still being considered human. But even with stats like these, up until May of this year, Ford’s income placed him well into poverty status; it was zero.

This is not unusual for a college football player, and while NCAA amateurism is a discussion for another time, it, along with myriad other challenges most NFL players-and other professional athletes-face while managing their money, does present a question worth pondering: Who is responsible for helping these players prepare for their future? We touched upon this in an earlier piece on NFL bankruptcies…” READ MORE…

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