Orlando Brown Jr. reports, first day of pads at training camp | KCSN Daily 8.1
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The Kansas City Chiefs held their first padded practice of training camp on Monday, giving fans their first taste of what’s to come in 2022. Offensive linemen, defensive linemen, running backs and linebackers get a better chance to showcase their abilities when the pads finally come on and the team begins to integrate contact into its training regimen.
There was more exciting news to start the practice week with franchise-tagged LT Orlando Brown Jr. officially reporting to training camp. He didn’t participate in practice on Monday (bringing his missed practice total to five) as he needed to complete a physical and his conditioning test. If all goes well, Brown Jr. should be back at work on Tuesday when practice resumes.
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Training camp injury/absence updates:
8/1 - TE Jody Fortson (Quad) sat out of practice.
8/1 - QB Patrick Mahomes suffered a minor left leg injury during practice. He had his ankle taped up before returning to the field for individual work.
8/1 - CB Rashad Fenton (Shoulder), OT Lucas Niang (Knee) and OT Prince Tega Wanogho (leg) remain on the active/PUP list.
Training Camp highlights:
“It’s a blast. I don’t see myself going anywhere else. He makes the game fun. (He) makes the game easy on a lot of us. And on top of that, we know that he’s giving it his all. I joke about it all the time, I never see his car move in the parking lot up at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, but definitely not here. He’s doing everything he can to set us up for success. I’m just very appreciative of that.” - Chiefs TE Travis Kelce on spending the past 10 years in Kansas City with Andy Reid
“It means a lot growing up (down the street) from the stadium. I went to high school at Blue Springs, so I was 15 miles east of the stadium. Just riding by, you wish and hope to be in this position and now that I’m in it, I’m thankful. It is a blessing and I have to take advantage of the opportunity.” - Chiefs LB Elijah Lee on growing up in Blue Springs and watching the team
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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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