Chiefs news for June 11, 2022
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Andy Reid encouraged by Chiefs WR Josh Gordon’s progress | chiefswire
A week after Gordon’s position coach expressed lofty goals for the veteran wide receiver, Chiefs HC Andy Reid provided an update on the progress that he’s seen from the one-time NFL receiving yards leader. Last season didn’t end as Gordon or the team probably would have liked, but he’s looking much more at home in Kansas City this offseason.
“You guys were out there, you could see that he’s running better, catching better,” Reid told reporters on Thursday. “He’s working hard at all of this. He’s a good kid and he’s smart, so that helps. That’s the way he’s approached this whole thing and he’s getting reps, so he can get himself back where he wants to be.”
‘It’s our time’: Chiefs LB Nick Bolton talks about young defenders stepping up as leaders | chiefswire
Bolton was an impact player at the outside linebacker position during his rookie season, starting 14 games (incl. playoffs), and finishing the year with 112 tackles, three passes defended, one fumble recovery and a defensive touchdown. The 22-year-old linebacker is looking forward to taking on more of a leadership role on the gridiron, wearing the green dot while playing the MIKE linebacker position.
“Yes, I feel like it’s our time, our young guys, not just me,” Bolton told reporters. “Willie (Gay), Justin Reid, Juan (Thornhill), young guys on the D-Line. It’s our time to step up and lead as a group. Nobody will replace Hitch (Anthony Hitchens), Tyrann Mathieu, those guys are special guys. There is a reason why they wore Cs. It’s up to us to come in as a group and get guys in the best position possible to play.”
Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire welcomes addition of Ronald Jones | usatoday
Edwards-Helaire spoke about his new teammate Jones and the rest of the running backs on the roster during Thursday’s OTAs press conference. He’s not feeling threatened by Jones’ presence and actually is quite familiar with him.
“He was somebody that I’d talked to beforehand,” said Edwards-Helaire. “I mean, you got Leonard (Fournette) who was in his room. Then you have Ron, (he) was also in Tampa, so it wasn’t just like, ‘Oh, this is just some random dude coming in.’ We had a conversation with each other, being on FaceTime with each other. I’m close friends with Leonard. Everybody knows that he’s a clown, so it’s like, we kind of talk and do those things. But I was it was like, you know a running back kind of like mingle thing like we don’t see him like ‘Oh man, (he) plays for this team. I’m not going to talk to him.’ Like we’re all people. So it’s just one of those things I talked to him like any normal person, and when he came in, it was just it is what it is. Talk to you as a person. You have a question? I have a question! We learned from each other. And we go out here and try to improve. That’s about it.”
Andy Reid discusses progress made by Chiefs rookie WR Skyy Moore | chiefswire
The second-round draft pick started off sitting out of rookie minicamp, nursing a minor hamstring injury. He returned to action at the team’s first group of OTAs, but he was limited compared to some of the other players. With OTAs coming to an end this week, Moore did the most that he had so far in offseason workouts and the reporters in attendance took notice.
It’s reasonable to expect that Moore will continue to get better with every single repetition and opportunity he gets. With Mandatory Minicamp in the not-so-distant future, we could be seeing Moore settling in to the Chiefs’ system and making more plays during practice.
Chiefs have spoken with Orlando Brown Jr.’s new agent about long-term deal | usatoday
Reid seemed to disregard Brown’s recent comments made in an NFL Network interview — comments suggesting that he would hold out should a long-term deal not be reached. Brown said he was “very confident” a deal would get done, but his reasoning was a bit curious.
“Listen, there are things that are said, then half of it might not have been really said,” Reid explained. “And the other half, maybe it was. My thing is you just try to do what you have to do to make it right and be as honest as you can. We’re quiet about that, we try to do everything with the person we’re involved with and not tell the world about it. That’s how we go about business. Our guys are very honest and deliver it, which is a great way to go and is something that Clark (Hunt) believes in. Fair for the player, fair for the team, let’s roll. And that can be done with a good working relationship.”
Valdes-Scantling looks to make bigger impact in first year with Chiefs | yahoosports
The fifth-year wide receiver from South Florida signed a 3-year, $30 million contract with the Chiefs back in March. He’ll also be one of the few starting receivers who isn’t on the last year of a contract with the team.
“He’s able to work some of the primary underneath routes that he maybe didn’t do quite as much in Green Bay because of who they had there,” Reid said. “I’ve been pleased, he’s a very very smart kid. He’s doing a nice job for us, working hard.”