The Kansas City Chiefs open training camp on July 29. The first practice open to fans is on Aug. 1. Camp breaks on Aug. 20.
The Chiefs missed the playoffs in 2014 despite finishing the season with a 9-7 record.
Alex Smith enters his third season as the team's starting quarterback in 2015. While he has continued his run of success that began under Jim Harbaugh in 2011, Smith's limitations have also hamstrung Kansas City's offense. Smith hasn't thrown more than seven interceptions in a season since 2010, but last year he rarely threw the ball more than 20 yards in the air, and the Chiefs' wide receivers combined for zero touchdown receptions.
Kansas City added Jeremy Maclin this offseason to help open up its offense vertically. The defense, led by defensive end Justin Houston, was one of the best in the NFL last season, and added cornerback Marcus Peters in the first round of the draft.
Chiefs training camp schedule (all times local):
Wednesday, July 29: 8:45 a.m. and closed to public.
Thursday, July 30: 8:45 a.m. and closed to public.
Friday, July 31: 8:45 a.m. and closed to public.
Saturday, Aug. 1: 3:30 p.m., $5 admission fee.
Sunday, Aug. 2: 8:15 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 3: 8:15 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 4: 8:15 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 5: 9:15 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 6: No Practice.
Friday, Aug. 7: 8:15 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 8: 8:15 a.m. to 10:55 a.m., $5 admission fee.
Sunday, Aug. 9: 8:15 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 10: 9:15 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 11: 8:15 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 12: 8:15 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 13: No practice.
Friday, Aug. 14: No practice.
Saturday, Aug. 15: First preseason game at Cardinals, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 16: No Practice.
Monday, Aug. 17: 8:15 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 18: 8:15 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 19: 9:15 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 21: Second preseason game vs. Seahawks, 7:00 p.m.
For practices on Aug. 1 and Aug. 8, there will be a $5 admission fee. Admission for all other practices is free. There will be a $5 parking fee per car per day. Tickets are not required.
Chiefs training camp takes place at Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo.