Good morning, Addicts! Let’s dive right into some Kansas City Chiefs news, ranging from Dee Ford to video of Chris Conley. I can’t speak for any of you, but this is a great time as a football fan in my estimation. The team is coming together for the first time, and the Denver Broncos fans still think their team is good.
Can Dee Ford help the Chiefs in 2015? And more – Seth Keysor of Arrowhead Pride
"A great deal of this is going to depend on Ford. If he flashes enough improvement in his overall game in camp, Bob Sutton is going to find a way to use him. I imagine at least some of that will be as a sub for Hali in certain situations. And if Hali is willing to accept that and roll with it (and frankly, I think it’s doubtful he’ll be anything but pure class about it if it helps the team win. He’s amazing like that) it could absolutely help the team down the stretch."
Chris Conley on the practice field (Video) – Terez Paylor of Kansas City Star
"First up is receiver Chris Conley, a player the Chiefs moved up to select in the third round this year. Watch the video below to see him field punts, track the football in the air, work on his one-handed catches and work on his route running, all in less than a minute."
DJ, DeVito celebrate return to practice field – Terez Paylor of Kansas City Star
"So on this bright and sunny day — in which they were finally out of football purgatory and back on the field — they celebrated the occasion with a simple-but-enthusiastic high five."
Travis Kelce happy with high expectations – Adam Teicher of ESPN.com
The expectations this year on Kelce, inside the Chiefs’ practice facility and out, are for more, a lot more than the 67 catches, 862 yards and five touchdowns he had last season. Anything short of the numbers posted annually by former Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez might be a disappointment.
Maclin shows what he’s all about with diving catch – Adam Teicher of ESPN.com
"So after one day Maclin is probably one practice dive ahead of Dwayne Bowe, who spent eight seasons with the Chiefs. But the play is an illustration of Maclin’s desire to fit in at his new football home and give the Chiefs their money’s worth."
Early grades on Kansas City rookies –Farzin Vousoughian of Bleacher Report
"While it is soon, we can see plenty of things from some of the draft picks in the early stages of their rookie campaigns. Following the first OTA session, Chiefs coach Andy Reid had commented and was even asked about some of the young, bright-eyed talent the team had recruited."
Bucky Brooks has Chiefs in top 10 most-talented rosters – Pete Sweeney of KCChiefs.com
"NFL Network analyst Bucky Brooks recently put together an article analyzing the league’s top ten most talented rosters headed into 2015."
OTA observations – BJ Kissel of KCChiefs.com
"If there’s one thing that can be taken away from Wednesday’s Chiefs practice, and in actuality, all of the Chiefs practices throughout the year, it’s that everything coach Andy Reid does during their limited time together on the field has a purpose."