Sean McGrath - #84 - Tight End - 6'5" - 247lbs
News: McGrath, who was absent from practice Thursday, is reportedly considering retirement, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: The 26-year-old is coming off a season in which he recorded 26 catches for 302 yards with a pair of TDs, but in the training camp context of a healthier Kansas City tight corps (which also includes Travis Kelce, Anthony Fasano and Demetrius Harris) McGrath is no lock to secure a roster spot, in any case.
Sanders Commings - #26 - Safety - 6'0" - 223lbs
News: Commings has been placed on the non-football injury list with a strained foot, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: On the plus side, coach Andy Reid indicated that Commings should return to practice soon, at which point the reserve defensive back is in line to vie for a role in the team's nickel defense.
Marcus Cooper - #31 - Cornerback - 6'2" - 192lbs
News: Cooper worked with the starters at cornerback during practice Thursday, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: In the wake of the release of Brandon Flowers, Cooper finds himself in the mix to start at cornerback for the Chiefs this season. At 6-foot-2, 192 pounds, Cooper is a strong fit for defensive coordinator Bob Sutton's defense and if he's able to capitalize on the opportunity, he could secure the starting job. For now, Ron Parker is operating as the Chiefs' other starting cornerback, though Sean Smith figures to re-enter the equation as training camp rolls along.
Ron Parker - #38 - Cornerback - 6'0" - 206lbs
News: Parker worked as a starting cornerback during Thursday's practice, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Out of the gate, Parker and Marcus Cooper are running with the Chiefs' first-team defense, though Sean Smith figures to re-enter the starting equation down the road. In any case, following the departure of Brandon Flowers, there is room for competition at the Chiefs' cornerback position and it's plausible that Parker could end up earning a key role out of camp.
Sean Smith - #21 - Cornerback - 6'3" - 218lbs
News: As the Chiefs opened training camp, Smith continued to work with the second-team defense, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Smith, who has been running with the second team following a DUI incident in June, was viewed as a key cog in the team's secondary following the departure of Brandon Flowers, but for now he's working behind Marcus Cooper and Ron Parker. At 6-foot-3, 218 pounds, Smith is a big cornerback and an ideal fit for Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton's press-man scheme, but it looks like he'll need to work his way back into the starting equation as training camp progresses.
Wed. July 23, 2014 | STATS
News: Charles has reached a two-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. A person familiar with the contract said the deal will keep Charles in Kansas City through the 2017 season. He spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the team has not disclosed details.
Impact: The six-year NFL veteran ran for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns last year as the Chiefs reached the playoffs. He also had 70 catches for 693 yards and seven more TDs as Kansas City went 11-5 before losing to Indianapolis in an AFC wild-card game.
News: Charles has inked a two-year extension with the Chiefs, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impact: The report indicates that the deal makes Charles the second-highest paid running back in the league, with his contract with the Chiefs now running for the next four seasons. Moreover, the agreement sets the stage for Charles to join his teammates for training camp. As the 2014 campaign approaches, Charles is entrenched as the Chiefs' lead running back and a top-tier fantasy option at the position. After holding up well over the past two seasons, Charles' durability is much less of a concern than it was on the heels of the 2011 season, in which he was limited to two games due to a torn ACL. Still, it's not the worst idea for those who invest a first-round pick on Charles to look into securing his backup, Knile Davis.
Eric Fisher - #72 - Tackle - 6'7" - 306lbs
News: Fisher (shoulder/sports hernia) was a participant in Tuesday's workout, the Chiefs' official site reports.
Impact: Fisher, who underwent offseason shoulder surgery, as well as a sports hernia repair, indicated that he is is feeling good as training camp approaches. After an uneven rookie campaign, the Chiefs are banking on improvement on Fisher's part, as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft shifts over to left tackle in order to fill the void created by the departure of Branden Albert.
News: Charles, who wants to renegotiate his contract, will not report for training camp Wednesday, according to NFL.com.
Impact: Charles, who is coming off a 2013 season in which he racked up 1,980 yards from scrimmage and 19 total touchdowns, has two years left on a six-year, $27.97 million contract that he signed in 2010. It's a deal that the running back believes that he has outplayed and it looks like he's prepared to hold out in order to rectify that. On the plus side, the report notes that the two sides have talked about a new contract, which suggests that a compromise could well be reached down the road.
Chase Daniel - #10 - Quarterback - 6'0" - 225lbs
News: During the Chiefs' three-day minicamp for rookies and selected veterans, Daniel has generally been the first quarterback to replace starter Alex Smith, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: The report adds that Tyler Bray has been next in line for reps, followed by rookie Aaron Murray. It remains to be seen if that pecking order will stay in place as the summer rolls along, but for now it looks like Daniel is penciled into the team's No. 2 QB slot behind Smith.
Aaron Murray - #7 - Quarterback - 6'1" - 207lbs
News: Murray indicates that his surgically-repaired knee is feeling good, the Kansas City Star reports. "The knee is great," Murray said. "It really has been feeling fantastic. Minicamp and OTAs went awesome. I really had no problems with the knee at all, and had no limitations. So I look forward to continue to get it stronger, to build confidence and get better every day."
Impact: The report suggests that Murray is likely to secure a roster spot, along with starting QB Alex Smith, which presumably leaves Chase Daniel and Tyler Bray battling for backup slotting with the Chiefs.
Justin Houston - #50 - Linebacker - 6'3" - 258lbs
News: Houston, who had skipped the Chiefs' mandatory minicamp in June, will report to training camp on time, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Impact: Houston, a 2011 third-rounder who is on track to become a free agent at the end of the 2014 season, will thus avoid what could have been a contentious holdout on the heels of a campaign in which he recorded 44 tackles and 11 sacks in 11 contests for the Chiefs.
News: While ESPN.com notes that the Chiefs believe that Charles will report to training camp on time, KWCH.com suggests that the running back, who is seeking a raise, will not be present when the Chiefs' veterans report to training camp.
Impact: Charles, whose base salary this season is $2.65 million, is signed through 2015 on a deal with the Chiefs that he inked in 2010. Coming off a 2013 campaign in which he racked up 1,287 rushing yards and 19 total TDs in 15 games, it's not hard to see why Charles believes that he has outperformed his current deal. At this stage, however, it's way too early to suggest that this is a situation that could compromise his' long-term availability to the team, with ESPN.com noting that the Chiefs have discussed a new deal with their dynamic running back.
Kyle Williams - #19 - Wide Receiver - 5'10" - 186lbs
News: Williams, who is bouncing back from an ACL tear, has a chance to compete for Chiefs' slot receiver job, previously held by Dexter McCluster, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: To that end, Williams was a full participant Monday as the Chiefs opened up a three-day camp for rookies and selected veterans. As long as his twice-torn left ACL holds up, Williams is in line to jostle with Junior Hemingway, Weston Dressler, De'Anthony Thomas and Frankie Hammond for the Chiefs' vacant slot role.
Travis Kelce - #87 - Tight End - 6'5" - 260lbs
Mon. July 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kelce is fully recovered from microfracture surgery on his knee, but he admitted that he still needs to build up the muscles in his leg, The Kansas City Star reports.
Impact: Kelce, a 2013 third-round draft pick, should have every opportunity to earn a significant role in the Kansas City passing game this season, after the knee injury limited him to just one snap as a rookie. Not only is the Chiefs' projected starting tight end (Anthony Fasano) more of a blocker than a pass catcher, but the team also lacks depth at wide receiver behind 2013 bust Dwayne Bowe. While it sounds like he wouldn't quite be ready to make an impact if the season started this week, Kelce has well over two months to work his way into game shape.
Risean Broussard - #69 - Defensive Tackle - 6'2" - 278lbs
Sun. July 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Broussard was placed on IR.
Impact: He will never be a fantasy option.