Veterans arrive at Chiefs training camp in St. Joseph
41 Action News Staff
7:12 PM, Jul 25, 2013
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs training camp got more crowded Thursday as the entire team was due to report to St. Joseph.
Players, new and old say they are excited to see what new head coach Andy Reid bring to the organization.
"Andy has brought a winning mentality to this football team. We plan to win and that is the way we are going to approach every game," cornerback Dunta Robinson said.
Other players echoed Robinson's enthusiasm for the upcoming year.
"I am really, really excited. This is a great group of guys. This is a great coaching staff, a great organization and we have a great fan base," Kansas City linebacker Mike Devito said. "I'm excited to get out there and do what I do and continue to get better."
Not only did the veterans who arrived Thursday express their excitement -- many set a very high goal for their first year under Reid.
"At this stage in your career, you want to prove something. You want to win a Super Bowl. You want to accomplish something playing football. Making money is not the goal. The goal is to win a championship," said Kansas City linebacker Tamba Hali.
The only player who has not reported is offensive lineman Eric Fisher. The Chiefs selected Fisher with the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft in April. Fisher and the team are still in contract negotiations, but the team expects to come to an agreement soon. Once Fisher signs a contract, he will report to camp.
Rookies and quarterbacks arrived in St. Joseph Tuesday and have practiced every day since. Those practices have been closed to the public. That will change Friday when the entire team takes the practice field.
Admission to practice is $5. The team will also hold an autograph session for fans on Friday.