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Tomahawks and Touchdowns: Training Camp Update

EricBerryFlamesThe Kansas City Chiefs training camp kicked off last week and their first team practice was Saturday. They are still missing some key players due to injury and failed contract negotiations. The Chiefs also signed 2013 first round draft pick Eric Fisher to a four-year contract. Overall it has been an eventful week for the Chiefs.


Eric Berry failed to report to training camp Friday. He was not expected to report to camp because of failed contract negotiations earlier this summer. The Chiefs placed a franchise tag on Berry in March but failed to sign him to a long-term contract by the July deadline. He is not expected to attend training camp this year and will likely miss the majority of the preseason.


The Chiefs are still missing a few players from camp due to lingering injuries. Jamaal Charles suffered a season ending ACL injury last season and is still unable to return to practice. He entered training camp on the physically unable to participate list and there does not appear to be a timetable for his return. The Chiefs are also missing linebackers Justin Houston and Tamba Hali. Both players had surgery during the off-season and were placed on the PUP list to start training camp. The Chiefs are missing key players this training camp but it is important that they are healthy for the start of the season.Titans Chiefs Football


Eric Fisher signed a four year $48 million dollar contract on Saturday. Fisher was the first pick of the 2013 draft. Fisher started his career as the Chiefs right tackle but has played left tackle for the last two seasons. The Chiefs offensive line has been concerning the past couple of years but the Chiefs are investing in young players to help strengthen the line.


KnileDavisThe Chiefs have had some impressive performances in training camp so far. Running back Knile Davis has had a good camp so far and is currently the Chiefs kick returner. Davis returned the first kickoff of the wild card game against the Texans last season and it will likely be his job to lose. His biggest impact so far has been in the passing game where he had improved as a receiver.


Training camp started last week and it has already been eventful for the Chiefs. The Chiefs are still missing key players to injuries and Eric Berry is missing camp due to failed contract negotiations. The Chiefs did make moves to improve the offensive line by signing Eric Fisher to a four-year contact. The Chiefs first preseason game is next weekend and the goal for the next week will be to get players healthy and game ready.

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