Alex Smith, Travis Kelce Building Chemistry


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

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.