The second rookie mini-camp of the Scott Pioli/Todd Haley era commenced on Friday afternoon under the roof of the Chiefs indoor training facility. An already saturated outdoor field and calls for afternoon rain paired to keep the Chiefs from stepping inside the freshly painted lines of the outdoor fields. Even with the first on-field session of 2010 moving indoors, it still feels like football in Kansas City for the first time since early January.
A total of 33 players took part in today’s workout. Of the 33, seven of the players represented non-rookies already under contract with the Chiefs for 2010. Those players included…
Each of the non-rookies (first-year players by NFL standards) spent at least a portion of the 2009 season on the Chiefs practice squad, with the exception of Langford who was plucked off of Philadelphia’s practice squad on Christmas Day. Only Price appeared in a regular season contest for the Chiefs a year ago.
Joining the seven first-year players were each of the Chiefs seven 2010 draft picks, the 11 undrafted rookie signees and eight players on hand for tryouts without contracts. Of those eight tryout players, the one who will have the eye on him each and every play is former Pittsburgh QB Bill Stull; Stull (who was expected to show - via his agent - before this weekend began) will be running the show as he is the only quarterback participating in rookie camp. All of the Chiefs rostered quarterbacks have too much NFL experience to qualify for this weekend’s camp.
Former Iowa QB Drew Tate and Mizzou QB Chase Patton handled the quarterback duties a year ago, but neither was signed following the three-day camp.
The Chiefs have declined to issue an official list of tryouts invites, but those names will likely surface as the camp moves forward.
Todd Haley is schedule to address the media shortly after 4:00 PM.