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“I’m very excited. Not just for the new guys, but for the other players that went down to injury last year. … I’m just excited about us starting from scratch, being healthy and being able to build on the things that we tried to do last year. I think it hurt us when a number of people went down last year. We started scrambling a little bit and then other people got playing time and I think that’s going to help us out as a team going into next year. Those guys that wasn’t going to play last year got playing time … and we’re going to build on those things when those other guys get back.”

Seventeen college prospects received invites to take part in the Chiefs local Pro Day Tuesday afternoon at the club’s training facility. Conferences represented in this year’s workout included the Big XII, Big Ten, Pac-12, Missouri Valley, MIAA, Great Lakes Valley and Heart of America.

Each NFL team is allowed to host its own local Pro Day in a combine-style setting with members of the personnel department in observance.

Prospects undergo medical evaluation, physical testing and perform position-specific drills conducted by the Chiefs coaching staff. Individual interviews and white board work is also part of the agenda.

Just one week after signing a free agent deal with Kansas City, tight end Kevin Boss headed off to the remote village of Pignon, Haiti with a suitcase full of Chiefs gear. Extra pairs of cleats, tennis shoes, sandals and athletic gear also filled Boss’ bags.

Boss’ trip was inspired by his good friends Denny and Abby Bain, founders of the non-profit organization Titans LB Tim Shaw joined Boss on the visit as well.

The island nation of Haiti suffered a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 M earthquake in January of 2010 with an epicenter hitting 16 miles west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital. The quake claimed an estimated 300,000 lives with thousands more dying from disease in the months following the disaster.

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