Dec 1, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Junior Hemingway (88) is congratulated by fullback Anthony Sherman (42) after a touchdown during the first half of the game against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Minicamp: Day One Recap


The Kansas City Chiefs completed day one of a three-day minicamp on Tuesday. Here’s some of the notes and observations of people who were there.

FOUR TRYOUT PLAYERS

The Chiefs invited four players, one of which was a former Missouri player, to participate in minicamp on a tryout basis. None of them are under contract. Terez A. Paylor has the names.

Former Mizzou cornerback Kip Edwards, cornerback Quinton Byrd, receiver Mark Harrison and receiver Cole Stanford were invited to participate in the team’s three-day mandatory minicamp.

Paylor notes Byrd is wearing Brandon Flowers old number, 24.

DE’ANTHONY THOMAS MOVES AROUND THE FIELD, THEN GETS SICK

De’Anthony Thomas returned to the Chiefs after finally completing is school work at Oregon, and, as predicted, he began to get some reps at wide receivers in addition to some time at running back.

However, it appears the heat is going to take some getting used to for Thomas.

TRAVIS KELCE AND KYLE WILLIAMS BOTH PRACTICE

After sitting out the 10 voluntary practices over the last few weeks, but Kelce and Williams were back on the field after recovering from their offseason surgeries. Kelce is coming off of a microfracture surgery while Williams had his ACL repaired.

QUARTERBACK BATTLE STILL FORMING

It is very early in the process but we got a little bit of insight into how the quarterback battle is going.

One would think Murray is a lock to make the team, so the real battle is likely between Bray and Daniel (unless the Chiefs keep four quarterbacks). For his part, Bray looked solid on Tuesday.

SO, JUNIOR HEMINGWAY

DEMETRIUS HARRIS

Demetrius Harris is still turning heads at practices, hauling in some nice passes. He still dropping his fair share of throws, so keep that in mind.

 

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  • berttheclock

    Excellent pickup Ben.

    • Ben Nielsen

      Thanks

  • freshmeat62

    Sounds like DAT needs to stay in KC after OTAs and get that Oregon weather out of his system and used to the weather here. Yesterday was nothing, upper 80′s and nice breeze. Just wait till July. Otherwise everything else sounds encouraging. Except Houston. He needs to have a little more DJ and Hali to wear off on him.

    • Stacy D. Smith

      That Heartland humidity was on full display though.

      • berttheclock

        June 14 in Eugene – 66 degrees, cloudy with sun breaks
        June 15 in Eugene – 64 degrees, ditto from above
        June 16 in Eugene – 63 degrees, again cloudy with sun breaks

        However, the 17th when he was in KC, the temperature “shot up” to 75.

        • Stacy D. Smith

          I was just responding to what FM said about the temperature. It wasn’t that hot, but it was PLENTY humid yesterday.

          • berttheclock

            Funny thing, until I moved to the Pacific Northwest, I only thought of humidity as a heat thing since I was raised in KCK. I remember showering, putting on a freshly starched shirt for a job interview and walking into their offices soaking wet. But, in the PNW, we do have a wet humidity, as well, but, it does not affect you the same. The humidity for that stretch of Eugene weather was 92 degrees and it has been mild upon your skin. The hardest part of the mid western, eastern or southern heat humidity is you can not escape it. I have walked across Vegas in well over 100 degrees of temperature and, sure it was hot, but, if you could find shade, you didn’t feel it as much. Far different from doing basic at Ft Lost in the Woods in July and August.

          • Stacy D. Smith

            Kansas City is one the worst places to be in the summer. The humidity is God awful and the actual temperature can reach triple-digits. The only place I’ve ever been that’s this miserable this time of the year is Virginia.

          • mnelson52

            Back in 1981, I had a friend from Dallas at the time but later moved to Houston, come up for a weekend. He swore he would never be back because he couldn’t stand the heat, and he never has. So far though we’ve had a mild summer but it looks like the mild part may now be ending.

          • mnelson52

            I did may basic there some years back and started July 2nd. For some it was extremely hard to make it. Matter of fact, one person in my company died. For me, I was raised in SE Missouri so it was no big deal to me. Back then all the kids played outside all day long. They didn’t sit in AC playing on the computer or their smart phones. I’m not saying they wouldn’t have if those things existed, I’m just saying the heat didn’t bother you much because you were used to it.

          • mnelson52

            I also did my AIT there, and left in November with 6″ of snow on the ground.

    • mnelson52

      If Alex Smith had done the team the same as Houston, OTAs would have been a wash. It would do nothing for the timing to any hand off or pass in the offense. I like Alex putting the team first and playing out the contract he signed. It is probably good I’m not a GM. I would not be held hostage for a contract. I would stop all negotiations till he showed up since he is still under contract. I do think he should be paid, and we need him, but I think he should be working with the team while it’s being worked out, the same as Alex. If for some unknown reason it’s not worked out, it doesn’t change the fact that he signed to play this year at 1.4 mil or what ever it is. They could be close to an agreement, or he may be thinking he’s worth more to the team than what Dorsey thinks he is. Who knows, but what I do think is that he should honor the contract he has till something changes. I’m sure a lot of you disagree.

      • Bigchief

        Totally agree

      • Suzi Conger

        totally agree; houston demonstrates lack of integrity and class. I’m glad DFord is doing well and getting starter reps