May 12, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray (9) throws a pass during the rookie minicamp at the University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Reid Talks Tyler Bray, Knile Davis


The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up their three-day rookie minicamp yesterday and as the team looks ahead to OTAs this week, head coach Andy Reid spoke with the media to talk about the last few days.

Reid got specific about a couple of players. First, he was asked about third-round pick Knile Davis. Davis has had a history of broken ankles in college and Reid weighed in on how much he though the injuries impacted Davis in his final years at Arkansas.

“No, what you see consistently, whether it is the college level or the NFL – Adrian Peterson kind of blew this up, but he is a little different character, he is pretty special that way – but most of the time, when guys have a major injury it usually takes them about a year to get themselves all the way back,” said Reid. “I think if you take time into that statement that I am making then you have enough evidence of that.”

Reid was also asked wich players he thought stood out on the final day of the minicamp and he interestingly singled out QB Tyler Bray.

“Tyler Bray had a nice day today, I think that is obvious,” said Reid. “He made some nice throws down in the red zone. He has to continue to make progress, but he did some nice things. It was good to see [Sanders] Commings work at safety. He played a little bit of corner but was primarily at safety. It was nice to see the progress that he made as he went on. We feel like he can still play corner but that gives us the flexibility to play that free safety position. We will see, that is kind of where we are at.”

There are a lot of folks that think Bray has loads of potential and that he could have been a first-round pick had be decided to stay in college for another season. If the former Tennessee Volunteer continues to impress in practice, he could find himself on track to be an eventual replacement fro Alex Smith.

First things first, however. Bray has to start with making the team.

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  • Da Menace

    Sure would be grand ifBray can become a standup man NFL take the starting position in a couple, as Chiefs fans we deserve some diamonds out of the coal we mine.

  • chiefdeorty

    I know a lot of people have brought up issues about Bray lets just hope he decides he is ready to grow up. It would be so sweet if he gets it together and becomes a film study nut and becomes the player he has the talent to become.

  • BigGil

    Based off some of his quotes this weekend it seems like Bray is sobering up a little. Sounds like he realizes now that the NFL is a huge leap from college anyway…

  • ArrowFan

    Davis will end up being a defineing pick for Reid and Dorsey.

  • Calchiefsfan

    Bray has a lot of growing up to do. His skill set is there it’s his mental state that is weak. Here’s hoping that guys like Alex Smith can help bring him along and get his priorities straight. The interviews and quotes I’ve heard from Bray are the standard what everyone wants to hear variety but if you listen closely you hear those little things that give it away. He’s just not there yet. Still a boy.