Chiefs’ Avery, Moeaki & Draughn Already At Camp


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Yesterday the Kansas City Chiefs rookies and QBs reported for training camp, but head coach Andy Reid also mentioned that a few select veterans were also in the house.

“Players are coming back in, as you’ve seen,” said Reid. “So we’ll meet tonight and we’ll get them out there tomorrow on the field and have a short practice and then a walk through in the afternoon and meetings in between. So there will be meetings tonight and meetings throughout tomorrow. And we’ll do that for three days. We’ve got selected vets in. So that means the quarterbacks are here and then injured players that were either injured in our last year or were not able to participate in our offseason program.”

Three of the vets that are already at camp are WR Donnie Avery, TE Tony Moeaki and RB Shaun Draughn. All three were banged up during OTA practices earlier this summer.

But now, according to Reid, all three are cleared to practice.

That is good news for the Chiefs because all three players should be important to the offense this season. Avery figures to challenge to be the Chiefs’ primary deep threat. He might even end up being the team’s No. 2 receiver behind Dwayne Bowe.

Moeaki has loads of talent and if he can stay healthy and build off of some of the momentum he gained at the end of the 2012 season, he could be a big asset in both the passing and blocking games.

As for Druaghn, he will be fighting it out with Cyrus Gray and Knile Davis to be the primary backup to Jamaal Charles.

What do you think, Addicts? How big of an impact will these three players have on the offense this season?