Dec 1, 2012; East Hartford, CT, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats tight end Travis Kelce (18) celebrates his touchdown against the Connecticut Huskies during the second half at Rentschler Field. The Bearcats defeated UConn, 34-17. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Smith, Travis Kelce Building Chemistry

The Kansas City Chiefs had their first training camp practice today and already TE Travis Kelce feels the offense is beginning to click.

“We’ve both been playing the game for a long time and the overall feel of the offense has gotten to the point where we can kind of feel through coverages and certain routes,” Kece told reporters after practice. “We can anticipate different throws and different catches. It’s definitely there not only between me and Alex, but Alex and everybody else and all the quarterbacks and all the receivers. Everybody is starting to get a good grasp of the offense.”

Just the rookies, QBs and a few select veterans are participating today but Kelce said that it helps to have veterans like Tony Moeaki in camp early.

“I think it’s an advantage to every position group when you have guys like (Alex) Smith and (Tony) Moeaki and Chase Daniel here,” said Kelce. “To have guys that have done this before and been through this situation before, it’s definitely an advantage to everyone. They’re out there helping every position group get to where they need to be and do what they need to do.”

Kelce could be a big part of the Chiefs’ passing attack. He often lined up in the slot when he was in college so head coach Andy Reid could use the rookie TE in a number of different positions.

“It’s starting to get real, rather than surreal,” said Kelce. “It was a good practice today. We all got after it and the competitive nature was definitely out there on the field.”

The veterans will arrive on Thursday evening… then things will get really real.

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  • chiefridgy

    Come on Friday! Can’t wait to see them all in action!

    • tm1946

      Big, BIG day for fans.

    • KCMikeG

      My son & I will be there ready to get loud! I hope the fans are ready to get their game on too!

      • chiefridgy

        I’m taking the family as well. My son (5 yrs) almost fell from his chair when I told him he’s going to meet Jamaal Charles.

  • Joe Myers

    The underline message is their all buying into the system not just buying in but really taking it buy the horns . I’m more interested in how the defense is clicking and the d line . If tgey can at least show up and I think they will because of tge attack defense tgen berry is going to have a carrer year !! .

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  • BWrangler

    I think Kelce will be a beast in the open field. Fasano will be a favorite red zone target. Moeaki will be in the mix too, but I think a message was sent to him with the deal that Fasano got and Kelce being taken in the 3rd round. With the pistol being developed in the offense, a 3 TE set basically turns into a 5-WR set if read correctly. I can’t wait to see this offense.

  • e_racer

    Is there room for 4 TEs on the cast of 53? It would be hard to fathom, but who will the Chiefs cut?

    • Carlos Nevarez

      Probably a fullback.

    • scomstock55

      they will just wait till Moeaki gets hurt again and cut him…it wont be long…

      • tnafam

        I hope they trade him before he gets hurt again when there is still a little value left. If he gets hurt again no one is gonna give the chiefs anything for him.

    • ArrowFan

      It all depends on special teams

  • KEM

    I was riding high on the horse last year until War paint was knocked out week 1. Debbie downer showed up every week after that but two and slapped me repeatedly while on the couch watching a so called NFL team –

  • Pealvin

    As soon as we win 3 games this year I’m talking all kinds of trash! Lol! No really, nice to hear that everyone is getting along and working out but, I want wins to back all this up.

  • Troy Utt

    It’s one of those weeks when Friday just can get here quick enough! Ahhh…C’mon…!

    • jim

      I heard that, GO CHIEFS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Alex Smith does like his tight ends. Kelce could become a favorite target if he continues to progress.

  • jim

    I have a lot of faith in Kelce, GO CHIEFS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • oldchiefsfan

    Travis Kelce is the one rookie I really want to see play. If he is what I think he is he will be a very big part of our passing attack.