Good morning, Addicts. It’s a beautiful Wednesday, and also a significant one for the Kansas City Chiefs. The team will take the practice field at training camp in St. Joseph, Mo. for the last time before playing its first preseason game on Saturday night against the Arizona Cardinals. Let’s simply hope for good health and safe travels. Here is the news you need to know.
Defense looking good in training camp for Chiefs – Adam Teicher of ESPN
"The defensive issue that looms for the Chiefs is figuring a role for safety Eric Berry. He surprised even people within the Chiefs’ organization not only when he was declared cancer-free about eight months after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma but also to be cleared to play football."
Rookie class could be playing vital role for Kansas City in 2015 – Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride
"Steven Nelson is working with the second team at cornerback. He also stepped in at nickel last week when Phillip Gaines went down for a bit. I see Nelson’s future as the nickel cornerback but the Chiefs have given him reps on the outside, too. Nelson should be solid cornerback depth down the road. Work ethic doesn’t seem to be a problem with him."
Chiefs without starting receivers on Tuesday – Adam Teicher of ESPN
"The starting wide receivers for the Kansas City Chiefs at practice on Tuesday were Frankie Hammond Jr. and Fred Williams. In that sense, at least, the Chiefs were fortunate it’s Aug. 11 at training camp and not Sept. 13 when the regular season begins against the Texans in Houston."
Jamaal Charles has good odds for MVP – Terez Paylor of Kansas City Star
"Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has 5-1 odds, while Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck has 7-1 odds. Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson has 12-1 odds while Houston defensive end J.J. Watt — the runner up for the award a year ago — has 12-1 odds."
Mitch Morse gets his shot at center – Terez Paylor of Kansas City Star
"Andy Reid’s voluminous playbook is not easy to master. And while Morse is used to facing big, strong and quick opponents after three years on Missouri’s offensive line in the Southeastern Conference, he says NFL players have one thing college players don’t."