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10-6, 1st in AFC West

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs have signed all of their six draft picks after agreeing to contract terms with third-round nose tackle Derrick Nnadi of Florida State.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs tried to speed the development of new starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes during offseason practice by showing him a variety of defensive looks. “One of the things we did was we wanted to come in and make sure we challenged him,'' coach Andy Reid said. “I thought he handled that very well. One of the big things for a young kid is (handling) the blitz game. We put a big emphasis on that, tried to give him a lot of different looks there . . . I thought he handled that well, even better than I expected.''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Reid on expectations for the Chiefs as they concluded their offseason practice: “I would tell you it's like a baby. You're trying to figure out what they're going to be when they grow older. You've got to kind of go through the process. We all have to pump the brakes for a minute and get through training camp . . . You're optimistic about it. There's some young talent that's unknown. We're all (eager) to see how that develops but let's let it develop. Let's see how it goes. But it's exciting.''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he cancelled the final day of offseason practice because of the heat in Kansas City. The Chiefs are scheduled for the last of their 13 offseason practice sessions today. “We've had great work and a great turnout,'' Reid said. “I wanted to get (sprints, part of their conditioning program) knocked out when it was (relatively cool) . . . It was supposed to get close to 100 (degrees). I didn't want to put the guys out there in that kind of heat running around.''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs have now called off their final offseason practice session.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs are scheduled for the last of their 13 offseason practice sessions today. Then they'll break until training camp begins in late July at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph. QB Patrick Mahomes on his plans until then: “You take that first week and just try to get your body right. You've got to make sure you go home and see the family and do all those things. But for me, I'm ready to keep going. I'll be working out and I'm sure I'll have a few throwing sessions with the receivers. I'm excited to keep rolling, pretty much.''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Sammy Watkins runs through a drill at Chiefs practice today.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Mahomes had a (mostly) strong day as the Chiefs began their three-day mini-camp. Mahomes was 18-of-23 but threw an interception toward the end of practice on a play where the intended receiver, Travis Kelce, didn't seem ready for the ball. Mahomes was also 10-of-12 in 7-on-7 drills.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Sammy Watkins has played for Andy Reid for less than three months but said the Chiefs coach is already making him a better player. “He's helped me in this short amount of time with being a complete receiver, not just being (a receiver who) runs go-routes,'' Watkins said. “I've got to learn the whole route tree. The standard (Reid wants), he called me out in meetings. That's what you need as a player. I take full advantage of all of those things. I've never been in an offense like this, around a coach that feels like he's obsessed with the game and he makes you want to be obsessed with it, too, to know more about the offense.'' Watkins, the Chiefs' major free-agent acquisition, is playing all of the various positions. “This offense is the broadest offense I've ever been in, he said. “I just feel like you get more opportunities on linebackers, safeties. It's definitely easier working against a linebacker or getting open on safeties.''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs practiced today without LB Justin Houston and S Eric Berry. Both were absent. WR Tyreek Hill was at practice but didn't participate because of a sprained ankle.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif didn't use the excuse of this week's graduation from medical school at McGill University in his hometown of Montreal to skip much of Chiefs practice. He was absent on Tuesday, the day of his graduation, but was back in Kansas City the following day to work with his teammates. “Two days ago, I was kind of emotional,'' he said. “It was such a great feeling to be back home with family and friends and kind of get that M.D. I was waiting for for the past four years. When I got drafted in 2014 it's kind of a promise I made to myself that I was going to keep grinding and keep pushing to combine my two passions to the highest level to show people it was possible. . . It's been a great journey for the past four years and I'm glad it's over.''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Linebackers coach Mike Smith said the Chiefs would be looking more for matchups this year when deciding how to deploy their two top edge pass rushers, Justin Houston and Dee Ford. "If there's a tackle that's big and a little bit slower, Dee's got one of the best get-offs in the league,'' Smith said. "He'll line up on him. If the tackle is a little bit smaller, Justin will go tear him up a little bit. That's kind of what we'll do.'' As for Houston, who led the NFL with 22 sacks as recently as 2014, Smith said, "We've got to get our best player on their worst offensive lineman, wherever that might be.'' Houston has usually lined up on the left side but indicated a willingness to move around as need be. "I want to be able to attack the weakest link,'' he said. "Every (opponent) is different. Everybody's left tackle isn't All-Pro. Everybody's right tackle isn't All-Pro. So wherever's the weakest link -- if it's the guard, center or even tackle -- I want to be on the weakest link.''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Special teams coordinator Dave Toub said the new kickoff return rules will change what the Chiefs are looking for in a returner. “I think it's going to be more like a punt (return) because there are going to be more single blocks,'' Toub said. “You're not going to have a point of attack where you're hitting (the hole) . . . It's going to look more like a punt return.'' The Chiefs have one of the NFL's best punt returners in Tyreek Hill, who also returned kickoffs as a rookie in 2016 before being taken off that duty last year because he moved into the starting lineup at wide receiver. Toub said the Chiefs so far had no plans to use Hill on kickoff returns. ‘'Tyreek is a punt returner right now,'' he said.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs finished their second week of offseason practice today. RB Kareem Hunt did not participate because of a sore hamstring.

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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Are the Chiefs still a playoff team with Patrick Mahomes as their starting quarterback?

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

LB Dorian O'Daniel, a third-round draft pick from Clemson, has signed his rookie contract with the Chiefs. Only fellow third-round pick Derrick Nnadi, a defensive lineman from Florida State, remains unsigned among the team's six draft choices.

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Chief physician: K.C. lineman earns MD

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, a guard for the Kansas City Chiefs, became a doctor Tuesday when he graduated from McGill's medical school.

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It's Dr. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to you

Guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has found a balance between football and medicine, and he credits Chiefs coach Andy Reid with allowing that to happen.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

LB Breeland Speaks has signed with the Chiefs. Speaks was the first player drafted this year by the Chiefs, in the second round. The Chiefs have signed four of their six draft picks.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards256.57th
Rushing Yards118.99th
Points For25.96th
Points Against21.215th