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Highlights, news and more from the latest Chiefs training camp practice
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Players participated in a signature Andy Reid 10-10-10 practice at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri on Thursday. These practices include a rotating series of 10 offensive, 10 defensive, and 10 special teams plays. The practices are designed to be a bit quicker and lighter than the normal training camp practice sessions, something that’s closer to a walkthrough pace.
The biggest news of the day was the arrival of recently-signed veteran DE Carlos Dunlap. The 33-year-old pass-rusher participated in his first practice session with the team, though he didn’t do much. It was a truncated practice for Dunlap as he works on a similar acclimation plan to Orlando Brown Jr. after missing the entire offseason workout program and the first week or so of training camp. Right now, Steve Spagnuolo says they’re working to get him comfortable with the defensive scheme.
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Training camp injury/absence updates:
8/4 - OT Prince Tega Wanogho (Leg) practiced and was officially taken off of the active/PUP list.
8/4 - TE Jody Fortson (Quad), WR Daurice Fountain (Groin) and WR Gary Jennings (Concussion) were absent from practice. It marks Fortson’s fourth missed practice.
8/4 - CB Rashad Fenton (Shoulder) and OT Lucas Niang (Knee) remain on the active/PUP list.
Training Camp highlights:
“Great job. I think he’s done an outstanding job. Now we’ll probably move him around a little bit too, but we need to get him settled in a spot eventually. I think he’s competed really well with the bunch of really good veteran wide outs we have. The thing I like about Trent (McDuffie) is when it hasn’t gone great for him, he’s not one of those guys that sticks his head in the sand. He bounces right back up, that’s a good quality.” - Chiefs DC Steve Spagnuolo on Trent McDuffie settling in
“Patience. This is my 13th year. I’ve done it 13, well 12 different ways so I wanted to make sure I made an educated decision and went with the team where there was mutual interest and my ability to play and how to use the opportunity to win because at this point, I’ve done a lot of football. One of the things I have not done is I haven’t gone over 100 sacks, I haven’t won a playoff game, and I haven’t clearly won a Super Bowl so those are the things I would like to do at this point in my career and I am in a hot pursuit and I feel like this team gives me a great opportunity, the best opportunity to do it.” - DE Carlos Dunlap on choosing the Chiefs in free agency
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Important dates ahead:
Saturday, Aug. 13 - Preseason Week 1: Chiefs @ Bears - Noon CT - Chicago, Illinois at Soldier Field
Tuesday, Aug. 16 - Roster cuts wave 1 - 90 to 85 players
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