Chiefs news for July 26
Good morning, AG!
Nothing of note in Chiefs history today.
Let’s have a look at the news, shall we?
Kansas City Chiefs place rookie WR Justyn Ross on Injured Reserve | Touchdown Wire
As noted by Pelissero, Ross recently had surgery on his left foot to revisit an injury suffered at the end of his college career. The receiver suffered the initial injury in Week 1 of the 2021 season, but after re-aggravating the injury during the year, he sat out the final three games of the season.
Tyreek Hill Didn’t Want to ‘Break up Something Special’ in KC | KC Star
I believe it was just one of those situations where my agent Drew Rosenhaus, one of the best in the game, he’s seeing Davante Adams break the bank with the Raiders and he called me. He was like, ‘yo, Tyreek, we’ve got to get the Chiefs on the phone and we’ve got to make something shake.’ I told him, I was like, ‘Drew, I don’t want to break up something special … let’s at least maybe not top it, but at least get somewhere close to it.’ The Chiefs, they were nowhere close to being close to the Davante Adams deal, so that’s really where everything broke down.
Chadiha: Orlando Brown Jr not at Chiefs training camp | NFL
Chiefs decision makers having ‘open discussion’ about alternate uniform, helmets | Chiefswire
“To honor tradition is one of our core, fundamental values,” Donovan told reporters. “But I go back to that balance point of — if you look, more and more and especially this season — it just seems like with all the black helmets coming out and all the alternative uniforms that are out there.”
Chiefs rookie LB Leo Chenal eager for pads to come on at training camp | Chiefswire
“Yeah, I definitely pride myself in the violence, physicality part,” said Chenal. “I love that part of the game. That’s football to me. But, with a more passing league now, it’s an opportunity to progress in that area. I just got to continue to learn, put myself in uncomfortable situations. That’s how you become a better football player.”
Counting down the Chiefs’ single-season points per game leaders | Chiefswire
In the NFL you can’t win if you can’t score, and the Kansas City Chiefs have laid that reality bare over the last several seasons. Without Patrick Mahomes’ uncanny ability to materialize points seemingly out of thin air, the team wouldn’t have the ring to show for all their trouble since he took over as quarterback in 2018.
Isiah Pacheco on how Rutgers football helped prepare him for the NFL | rutgerswire
“Not necessarily I was…I used to be a little chubby but you know,” Pacheco told reporters.
“I got my myself down in a shape and you know, just being prepared for it and just took advantage of those opportunities.”
Chiefs rookie Darian Kinnard is preparing to play multiple offensive line positions | Chiefswire
Darian Kinnard, a fifth-round draft pick out of the University of Kentucky, was one of those exceptions. He boasts impressive size and quickness, but he played the right tackle position for the majority of his career. In the NFL with the Chiefs, Kinnard is preparing to play multiple positions along the offensive line.
Mecole Hardman laughed in response to ESPN host’s suggestion Chiefs could miss playoffs | KC Star
”I’m not gonna say we get at the bottom; we’re definitely at the top. I mean, what, (four) consecutive AFC championship (games)? (Four) consecutive. Six AFC West titles. I mean, I don’t think we’re just gonna fall off like that. So I’m pretty sure we still will be where we’re supposed to be at.”
Tyreek Hill keeps putting more pressure on Tua Tagovailoa | PFT
Hill would say he’s trying to give his quarterback a confidence boost. But Hill also is raising the bar for Tua, making it more conspicuous if Tua doesn’t get it done in 2022.