The Chiefs did a great job improving the roster. Free-agent signee Eric Winston, who should start at right tackle, will be a major upgrade in 2012, while Stanford Routt replaces Brandon Carr at cornerback. Tight end Kevin Boss and running back Peyton Hillis were also very good pickups. Receiver Dwayne Bowe, meanwhile, hasn’t been at camp yet, but players told me they expect him to show by next Monday.
The best thing I saw: There were a lot of folks on hand to watch them practice, and the Chiefs players were plenty willing to spend some time with them. Last year, I remember guys being anxious to get off the field and up to the locker room. It’s another example of the new attitude within the organization.