Chiefs news for May 28, 2022
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POLL: Which player will make the biggest second-year leap for Chiefs? | usatoday
The Kansas City Chiefs received a ton of production from their 2021 NFL draft class last season. Two players solidified themselves as starters on the offensive line (Creed Humphrey and Trey Smith) before training camp even arrived. Another player filled in and started double-digit games in relief at the linebacker position (Nick Bolton).
That trio of players is sure to follow up their rookie campaign with some measure of success, but who will make the biggest second-year leap in 2022? Will it be one of those three players? Will it be another player from that draft class or perhaps even an undrafted free agent signing?
Be sure to vote in our poll at the top of the page.
Chiefs S Justin Reid is enjoying Steve Spagnuolo’s defense at OTAs | chiefswire
One of the prized free-agent signings this offseason was safety Justin Reid who begins his tenure in Kansas City after spending the past four seasons with the Houston Texans. He’s joining a defensive system that’s unlike anything he had experienced in Houston. Steve Spagnuolo’s formations and style seem quick-fitting for Reid, as he discussed during Thursday’s press conference after Day 2 at OTAs.
“The playbook here is very deep,” Reid said. “And it was deeper than what it was when I was a rookie back in Houston. And those guys are coming along really well with it. The culture here is really good in the DB room. Guys ask questions. We’re not afraid to go and help each other. The unity is there. And like I said, Trent (McDuffie), Josh (Williams), Bryan(Cook), all those guys are doing a great job.”
WATCH: Highlights from Week 1 of Chiefs OTAs | usatoday
We already saw a great look at a one-handed catch from UDFA WR Justyn Ross during Wednesday’s practice. Below you can find some more highlights from both Wednesday and Thursday OTA practices:
Video access during OTAs is quite limited, but the Kansas City Chiefs do provide media members a period for a look-in. Most of the best clips shared come from the team, but local media gets a chance to see players go through some individual drills where they’re permitted to record.
7 takeaways from Chiefs’ media availability at OTAs | chiefswire
The Kansas City Chiefs concluded their first of three sets of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on Thursday. They’ll hit the field again for another three days beginning on Tuesday, May 31.
The team has just started putting in the work that will be the foundation for the upcoming season. So what did we learn about the team after the first week of OTA practices? Here are seven items for you to take away:
Chiefs TE Travis Kelce excited to have Jody Fortson back in the fold | usatoday
“Jody F, man. 8-8, man. He’s one of the hardest workers I know,” Kelce said of Fortson. “He’s relentless with it, (with) his want and knowledge for the game, to always try and get better. And then on top of that, to pass it on to guys that haven’t had the reps. You can see that in him, being a leader.”
Kelce’s comments suggest that Fortson isn’t just working to get back to that role as a playmaker, but has also adopted a new role as a veteran mentor for players like Matt Bushman, Jordan Franks and Mark Vital, who are just getting accustomed to the offense. He also seems to have a role as an energy-giver for other players within the offense.
Photos from Chiefs’ OTAs Day 2 | usatoday
Here’s a look at some of the top photos taken by USA Today Sports photog Denny Medley and AP photog Charlie Riedel at Chiefs OTA practice on Thursday:
Chiefs’ Orlando Brown Jr. Seeking Top-Of-The-Market Extension? | profootballrumors
On that point, Armando Salguero of Outkick.com reports that Brown “wants to become the highest-paid left tackle in the NFL”. He adds that the 26-year-old is currently in the process of hiring a new agent, and that the matter of reaching the top of the tackle market (both in terms of annual compensation and guaranteed money) has been brought up at least once during that process.
Patrick Mahomes high on Justyn Ross’ potential with Chiefs: ‘I can only imagine how good he is going to be’ |247sports
“Yeah, I mean, you still see the talent,” Mahomes said. “I think that’s the first thing. I mean, people saw the catch on Twitter, but it’s just the way he catches the football out of the air. He snatches it, there’s no drops and everything like that. Now it’s about him learning the NFL offense. That’s how it is for everyone. You don’t see that top talent that they can be, until they learn it and then they can just play fast. And I think you’ve seen the flashes of how talented he can be. And then you’ve seen times where he’s just barely off of what we wanted. And he learns from that, he doesn’t make that same mistake. And so just the more and more reps that he gets, I can only imagine how good he is going to be because of the talent that he possesses.”
Ross broke out as a freshman during the 2018 season at Clemson and starred more in 2019. He finished his three years played with 158 catches for 2,379 yards (15.1 average) and 20 touchdowns.
Have A Safe Holiday Weekend AG!