First practice open to the public today in Saint-Joseph


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 12:16 p.m. | Dunlap has just signed and already has his jersey ready.

11:55 am | More on the Signature of Dunlap. The veteran defensive end’s deal is for one year, $8 million, according to NFL insider Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Dunlap spent the last season and a half with the Seattle Seahawks, collecting 13.5 sacks in 25 games.

Prior to his tenure with the Seahawks, he played for the Cincinnati Bengals, collecting 82.5 sacks and appearing in two Pro Bowls.

11:37 am | Edwards-Helaire expressed his team-oriented approach while on the podium earlier.

11:35 am | Smith-Schuster also scored a touchdown on a busy practice day.

11:32 am | Here’s a video of a highlight reel take by wide JuJu Smith-Schuster. Peep Kelce’s reaction after the capture.

11:27 am | Thuney gave his thoughts on the transition to left tackle. He spent most of his career at left guard.

11:20 a.m. | Edwards-Helaire is confident in his ability to catch the ball heading into the season. He has 55 career receptions and 426 receiving yards in two seasons.

11:16 a.m. | Jones also had some kind words for the Chiefs fan base.

11:13 a.m. | Jones has high hopes for the defensive line this year.

11:12 a.m. | Former Chiefs passing pitcher Melvin Ingram signed with the Miami Dolphins a few months ago and Jones has spoken about their lack of time together and his reaction to Ingram’s departure.

11:08 am | Jones echoed Spagnuolo’s earlier comment about Dunlap’s experience.

11:07 am | Spagnuolo says he’ll see what his defensive lineup can do and go from there. He has “no intention” of reducing the defence.

11:03 am | Spagnuolo also discussed improving defensive back Juan Thornhill ahead of his fourth year.

11:00 a.m. | Veteran defensive end Carlos Dunlap signed with the chiefs today. Although Spagnuolo is unsure if there was ‘pen on paper’, he is happy with the potential addition.

10:57 am | The Chiefs’ injury status hasn’t changed.

Justin Reid is “fine” after his short stint in the medical tent today.

10:55 a.m. | The practice is now over. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, defensive lineman Chris Jones, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and offensive lineman Joe Thuney will speak shortly.

10:30 a.m. | Rookie safety Bryan Cook was able to interact with fans this morning, with one child giving a look of admiration and amazement.

10:22 am | Players won’t have to complain about the heat on the training ground today as the weather has turned cooler in St. Joseph.

Despite some chance of rain, training has not been moved indoors.

10:18 am | Justin Reid is back on the training ground after some time in the medical tent.

10:16 a.m. | Edwards-Helaire was seen wearing a compression sleeve on his left leg yesterday in practice, but is not wearing one on the pitch today.

10:12 a.m. | At the start of 7-on-7 practice today, safety Justin Reid walked to the sideline with a coach.

There were also three consecutive falls by some notable pass catchers. Hopefully this isn’t a sign of things to come.

10:07 am | Defensive end Frank Clark arrived on time for practice today after missing part of practice yesterday due to “illness”, according to head coach Andy Reid.

10:05 am | One of those members, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, walked with tight end Travis Kelce on the way to the practice field.

Star quarterback Patrick Mahomes walked with rookie defensive end George Karlaftis, looking for a deep chat.

9:58 am | Like yesterday, four members of the Chiefs will be available to speak to reporters after practice today.

9:56 am | The Kansas City Chiefs are in training camp at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph today for the first practice open to the public.

Here’s a video of fans entering the facility.

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