Previewing Kansas City Chiefs OTAs: Looking at the Running Backs

Checking out the Chiefs’ running backs competing during OTAs

For just the second time in his five years leading the personnel side of the Kansas
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The Chiefs even moved up to select Kareem Hunt— Toledo’s all-time leading rusher with 4,945 yards and 44 touchdowns—in the third round after trading fourth, and seventh round picks.

Hunt, the 5-feet-11, 216-pound playmaker, was the first running back selected by
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Hunt joins a running backs group that’s led by veteran fullback Anthony Sherman, along with Lamar Miller Jersey Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West.

Ware and West have taken the lion’s share of the carries for the Chiefs over the past couple of seasons with Jamaal Charles missing Jaelen Strong Jersey considerable time with injuries.

One interesting storyline to follow this offseason is the development and utilization of second-year playmaker Tyreek Hill out of the backfield.

Despite carrying the ball just 24 times, Hill averaged more than 11 yards per
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Last year, the Chiefs kept five running backs on the 53-man roster coming out of
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Checking out the Chiefs’ receivers competing during OTAs

It was one of the most surprising and intriguing storylines from the Kansas City Chiefs’ 2016 season—the emergence of rookie fifth-round pick Tyreek Hill, who
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The production was welcomed in the receiver’s room with veteran Jeremy
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Hill proved to be one of the NFL’s elite young playmakers by displaying electric
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Not even eight games into his NFL career, Hill already found himself on Dante-Hall-level status for Chiefs fans when it comes to feeling like he’s going to break
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Consequently, the expectations for Hill are only going to grow moving forward.

Maclin, as he did last year, led a young group of receivers training in Kansas City this offseason. Joining Maclin, Albert Wilson and Chris Conley this year was Hill,
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Overall, every receiver who played a snap for the Chiefs last year is set to return
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Here’s a look at the snap counts and production from the Chiefs’ receivers last year:

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Custom Yankees Jersey Eric Murray and Chiefs DBs Visit The Children’s Place

The Children’s Place is the beneficiary of this year’s Chiefs Charity Game

Second-year defensive back Eric Murray and the defensive backs group visited
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Murray ran the children in attendance through Play 60 activities.Men’s New York Yankees Authentic Personalized Navy Blue BP Jersey Sale.

“It was fun,” Murray said. “We did the ladder drills. I was just trying to show them ladder drills because, in football, people care about the feet. You have to
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“Chosen as the beneficiary of the Chiefs Charity Game has been a game-changer for us,” The Children’s Place’s CEO and director, Ann Thomas, said. “As the recipients, we are going to be taking this money and expanding what we do in this facility, so it will allow us to reach more children and provide a more quality-based facility to do the services.”

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Here’s what you need to know about the Chiefs’ defensive backs competing during OTAs

Since 2013, the Kansas City Chiefs have played 64 regular season games, and over
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The NFL average is 28 games.

Overall, the Chiefs have allowed just 232 yards passing per game over that time,
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The secondary, which is led by All-Pros Eric Berry and Marcus Peters, plus the veteran presence and versatility of Ron Parker, who often doesn’t get the credit
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Sutton joined head coach Andy Reid and the Chiefs before the 2013 season.

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They have the Chiefs’ defense ranked No. 2 (2015) and No. 3 (2016) in opponent
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There’s reason to believe the success will continue considering every defensive back who played a snap for the Chiefs last year is returning this year.

The Chiefs also signed safety Marqueston Huff and cornerback De’Vante Bausby this offseason, and both found the field last year for other teams. They join a handful of guys competing for valuable roster spots as we inch closer to training camp, which begins late-July.

One of the big storylines for OTAs and training camp will be the cornerback position opposite of Marcus Peters.

Third-year player Steven Nelson spent a lot of time out there last year, but when teams went to three-wide sets late in the season, it was Terrance Mitchell who stepped up and played well.

Mitchell originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2014.

Before he got his shot last year, Mitchell had spent time on the practice squads of
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The Chiefs also have experience out there in fourth-year player Phillip Gaines, who has battled injuries throughout his career.

Last year, the Chiefs ultimately kept nine defensive backs on the 53-man roster at
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Derrick Johnson Raised More Than $120,000 for Inner-City Kids

The Chiefs’ linebacker held his fifth annual event Monday night

The idea is simple. Derrick Johnson names the night, and his Kansas City Chiefs
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Johnson held his fifth annual “Celebrity Waiter Night” Monday evening, and 13 Chiefs, including wide receiver Tyreek Hill, tight end Travis Kelce and
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“It’s wonderful to have teammates and guys I have bled, sweat and had tears with out there on that field to come and help me do some stuff off the field, which is pretty important when we’re at the platform we’re at,” Johnson said.
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The night begins with a cocktail hour, in which the players serve appetizers and meals. Throughout the evening, guests are encouraged to bid on autographed jerseys and other prize packages.

Every dollar made on the evening supports Johnson’s Defend the Dream Foundation, which provides low-income and inner-city young people with opportunities and resources to reach their full potential.


The “Voice of the Chiefs,” Mitch Holthus, emcees the event.

“Mitch is wonderful,” Johnson said. “Mitch makes us all look good. He talks really well about us, and he’s a fan favorite, so Mitch is our guy, and he gets the
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Holthus said he was impressed with how many players Johnson can get to the event year after year.

“I do a lot of these events throughout the year, and quite honestly, other than the
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“It goes right to the core of some critical need areas because all across the country, whether it’s Kansas City or coast to coast, we’re having a hard time funding education whether it’s public or private, and we’re particularly struggling in the places that need it the most. I think one of the answers across the country will be private endeavors like this because we can’t rely on public
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By night’s end, more than $120,000 were raised for the Defend the Dream
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“It’s setting the tone I think not only in Kansas City,” Holthus added, “but for the
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Derrick Johnson: Custom Braves Jersey “I’ll be at camp”

The Chiefs’ longtime linebacker still seems confident he’ll be ready for the start of training camp

Derrick Johnson said it in February; he’ll be ready for training camp.

As of Monday night, that still held true, as Johnson confirmed during his fifth
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“I’m on track, just like last time,” he explained. “I never want to put a date on when I’m going to be 100 percent. But will I be at camp? I can say that, yeah. I’ll
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Johnson ruptured his left Achilles tendon back in early December in the Chiefs’
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The Chiefs’ longtime play-by-play announcer and host for “Celebrity Waiter Night,” Mitch Holthus, commented on the significance of potentially having him back.

“[It’s] huge,” Hotlhus said. “He’s a one-of-a-kind player. He’s a one-of-a-kind player and one-of-a-kind person, and he will go down in my brief Chiefs career as one of the greatest if not the greatest of my Chiefs players of all time. Just
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Holthus, who was calling the game in which Johnson got hurt, recalled watching the play that injured him.

“It was a third down play and he helped forced [Derek] Carr out of bounds, then he just dropped down on his rear end, and I knew then,” he said. “I just knew. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ We’re going to do this again? But because he’s such a
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Kingdom Life: Chiefs Use Instagram to Celebrate Mother’s Day

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Custom Tigers Jersey Ross Travis Sees “Opportunity” in O’Shaughnessy Trade

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Three happened during the draft itself, while one happened the morning of day three—about 20 minutes before the fourth round began, the Chiefs sent tight end James O’Shaughnessy and the 216th overall pick to the New England Patriots in
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For Eligwe, it likely meant coming to Kansas City instead of elsewhere.

For players already on the team, like third-year tight end Ross Travis, it meant a bittersweet opportunity.

“That’s my brother,” Travis said of O’Shaughnessy. “He’s going to make the most of that situation over there. I know he’s excited about the new opportunity and stuff. As far as me, it’s just an opportunity, and I just have to take advantage of it.”

The Chiefs signed the 6-foot-7, 235-pounder out of Penn State back in 2015. Travis played basketball at Penn State and hadn’t played football since high school, but like in the case of Demetrius Harris, the Chiefs saw something in his
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“The goal in basketball was to be as great as I could be,” he said. “Now the plan for football is to be as great as I could be. I want to leave a good legacy.”

That “legacy” began its course last year when Travis earned a spot on the 53-man roster out of 2016 training camp.

Travis was the team’s third tight end to start the season, but after the Week 5 bye, his snaps began to go to the now-traded O’Shaughnessy. With
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“With him leaving, spots open up and stuff,” he said. “I know it’s an opportunity and I have to take advantage of it. [The coaching staff] is not going to pull you aside or anything and be like, there’s a vacancy in this spot. They’re going to make you work for it.”

Travis is right. In the spirit of something general manager John Dorsey constantly preaches, there is much competition at the tight end spot heading into training camp.

Of course, there’s Travis Kelce, who has become a pseudo-mentor for Travis, in
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What Travis, who has played in just six career games, believes he has on his side entering camp is having been able to learn from someone who has proven to be one of the best tight ends in the NFL.

“I owe a lot to that dude,” Travis said of Kelce. “He took me under his wing. He’s like my older brother. He takes care of me off the field, helps me out with stuff on the field. He’s constantly helping me improve my game because he sees something in me, and he’s been the best mentor I could ask for.”

Last year, Travis saw the field for 44 snaps, while he watched O’Shaughnessy take 111.

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It was a busy week for Travis Kelce.

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The students in attendance gave Kelce quite a welcome when he arrived at the
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“It was crazy,” Kelce said. “It’s all surreal to me. I feel like I’m still a little kid at heart and enjoying every single moment that I have in the NFL and seeing them and recognizing who I am and cheering for me like that, heck, I was down the
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“I couldn’t do anything except run in here. I didn’t even have a chance to throw this jersey on before I just ran in here and gave everybody high-fives.”

United Healthcare presented Kelce with a $20,000 check to the Oak Grove School District. The money, through Kelce’s Dreambuilders program, will help fund the
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The fun continued for Kelce Thursday at Arrowhead Stadium.

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“It’s still a surreal feeling when I get to be around the young ones,” Kelce said. “I know I was that kid at one point in my life, and to be honest, I still live in that moment when I get to meet the greats that I looked up to when I was playing.”

The tight ends brought the students to the Arrowhead Stadium field, where they
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5. ARTICLE: Meet the Kansas City Chiefs’ 12 Undrafted Free Agents in 2017

The Chiefs have done a phenomenal job over the past four years under general
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We’re talking guys like Charcandrick West, Cairo Santos, Daniel Sorensen and Albert Wilson, among others.

Dorsey recently spoke about the process of signing undrafted free agents right
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“We send out a personalized video to college free agents that (65 Toss Power Trap Productions) creates and do a really nice job with,” Dorsey explained. “We got four or five guys in free agency this year off of those videos, but the best
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Overall, the Chiefs signed 12 undrafted free agents this year.

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Favre, who said he got a text from Reid the night the Chiefs drafted Mahomes, shared some advice for the young and talented playmaker.

“The hardest thing to do is be patient,” Favre said. “I know I wasn’t. That’s the competitor in him. When they’re not screaming your name anymore, it’s easy to
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“There’ve been too many times that guys waste their mental reps. It might be one game, it could be 10, or it could be a season or two, but his day will come.”

Whenever that day does come, Mahomes can take it from Favre—the Hall of
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“He couldn’t have a better coach at this point in his career.”

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