ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - One day before the full team reports to camp, Kansas City Chiefs rookies and quarterbacks were back at it in St. Joseph, Mo., on Wednesday.
During day three of training camp, the team was totally focused on the passing game. Number one wide receiver Dwayne Bowe will figure heavily into that part of the offense. As for the number two wide receiver, that position seems open right now.
Donnie Avery has the inside track. He arrived early at camp after Head Coach Andy Reid targeted him during the offseason and brought him in from Indianapolis.
"Whatever my role is, I'm here to play it," Chiefs wide receiver Donnie Avery said, "Coach came and got me for a reason, so I'm just happy to be here."
Avery spent last year catching 60 passes for 781 yards and three touchdowns from Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck.
But this is Avery's fourth team in four years, which means he once again has to adjust to another quarterback. Despite that fact, Avery seems pleased with what he's seen so far from Kansas City's new quarterback Alex Smith.
"He's a good quarterback. He throws a good ball. Then us receivers just have to catch it and make something happen," Avery said.
Other receivers that could take over that number two spot are likely Dexter McCluster, Terrance Copper and Jon Baldwin. Meanwhile, second year receiver Junior Hemingway could emerge as a dark-horse for that role.