Led by a strong defense, the Chiefs finished 9-7 last season. But while Kansas City emerged as one of the league's strongest defenses in 2014, the offense struggled at times: Chiefs wide receivers failed to catch a single touchdown pass last season. Kansas City came close to making the playoffs and retained much of its personnel entering the new campaign.
Kansas City's biggest offseason move was finally agreeing to a long-term contract with outside linebacker Justin Houston, whose remarkable 22-sack season made him the highest-paid linebacker ever. The Chiefs added receiver Jeremy Maclin—who is familiar with head coach Andy Reid from their Philadelphia days—to replace longtime wideout Dwayne Bowe. They drafted talented cornerback Marcus Peters in the first round and traded for guard Ben Grubbs, who should help strengthen the line despite the loss of center Rodney Hudson.
But the biggest boost for the Chiefs comes with the return of three-time Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry, who was cleared to practice after being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in December and completing treatment. Defensive tackle Dontari Poe will miss at least the start of training camp after back surgery.
Chiefs training camp schedule
All times are local. Practices July 29-31 closed to public.
Saturday, Aug. 1: 3:30 p.m. practice, $5 admission fee, team autograph session
Sunday, Aug. 2: 8:15 a.m. practice, Alumni Day, team autograph session
Monday, Aug. 3: 8:15 a.m. practice
Tuesday, Aug. 4: 8:15 a.m. practice
Wednesday, Aug. 5: 9:15 a.m. practice
Thursday, Aug. 6: No practice
Friday, Aug. 7: 8:15 a.m. practice
Saturday, Aug. 8: 8:15 a.m practice, "American Family" Fun Day, $5 Admission Fee, team autograph session
Sunday, Aug. 9: 8:15 a.m. practice
Monday, Aug. 10: 9:15 a.m. practice
Tuesday, Aug. 11: 8:15 a.m. practice
Wednesday, Aug. 12: 8:15 a.m. practice, Season Ticket Member Appreciation Day, team autograph session
Thursday, Aug. 13: No practice
Friday, Aug. 14: No practice
Saturday, Aug. 15: Chiefs at Cardinals, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 16: No practice
Monday, Aug. 17: 8:15 a.m. practice
Tuesday, Aug. 18: 8:15 a.m. practice
Wednesday, Aug. 19: 9:15 a.m. practice, Military Appreciation Day
Chiefs training camp is held at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo.
Practices are free of charge unless otherwise noted. $5 on-site parking fee.