Good morning, Addicts! It’s Sunday, which means a time for reflection and rest. Unless you are the Kansas City Chiefs, then it means another day of hitting each other in pads while a bunch of people watch despite 95 degrees of pure humidity (as I side note, this New Yorker went to watch MORNING practice at St. Joseph and almost had heat stroke. How do you Midwest people stand that humidity?) Regardless, here is the news you need to know.
Chiefs release first depth chart of the season – Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride
"Albert Wilson is the No. 2 receiver behind Jeremy Maclin. The momentum for this spot was totally different during the spring when Wilson was hurt during OTAs and Conley was having a really good offseason. Now it’s switched – Wilson is playing while Conley is hurt."
Jeremy Maclin returns to practice after brief scare – Adam Teicher of ESPN
"The Chiefs signed Maclin to a five-year, $55 million contract as a free agent during the offseason to help energize their passing game. The Chiefs went without a touchdown catch from a wide receiver last season and they were also last in the league in passes of 25 yards or more."
De’Anthony Thomas puts insane move on Phillip Gaines – Adam Teicher of ESPN
"That clip was from the only indoor practice the Chiefs have held this year at Missouri Western State University. Gaines injured his knee during that practice and it’s possible the injury happened on this play."
Will Shields’ speech reflects the position he played – Adam Teicher of ESPN
"Shields mentioned several other former Chiefs coaches, including Marty Schottenheimer, Gunther Cunningham and Dick Vermeil. He cited a former teammate, fellow offensive lineman Reggie McElroy, for being a mentor during Shields’ rookie season, and hailed the many linemen he played with during those 14 seasons."