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Chiefs' Duvernay-Tardif says job is to show he 'can still play'

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Posted at 9:14 AM, Jul 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-31 12:44:35-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, 11:43 a.m. | Chiefs training camp has concluded. Full coverage will be on KSHB 41 News evening programming.

UPDATE, 11:39 a.m. | Running back Jerick McKinnon told media that quarterback Patrick Mahomes' "arm talent speaks for itself."

UPDATE, 11:25 a.m. | Offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who took last season off to work in his home country of Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic, said his job now is to "show that I can still play."

UPDATE, 11:23 a.m. | Head coach Andy Reid said running back Jerick McKinnon stands out in the passing game.

UPDATE, 11:19 a.m. | Head coach Andy Reid commented on the Chiefs' young offensive line.

UPDATE, 11:18 a.m. | Several Chiefs players are on the injured list, according to head coach Andy Reid.

Those injured include: Niemann (hamstrings), Remmers (back spasms), Kiezer (back spasms), Thompson (COVID protocols), Watts (foot), Kelce (back and hip tightness) and Hitchens (hamstring).

UPDATE, 11:16 a.m. | Chiefs players and head coach Andy Reid speak to media following training camp.

UPDATE, 10:51 a.m. | Mecole Hardman impressed fans at training camp with "back-to-back grabs," according to KSHB 41 Sports Reporter Aaron Ladd.

UPDATE, 10:38 a.m. | Chiefs are now back in team practice play.

UPDATE, 10:23 a.m. | Tightend Noah Gray "looks to be an impact player," according to KSHB 41 Sports Reporter Aaron Ladd.

UPDATE, 10:13 a.m. | The special teams portion of practice has begun.

UPDATE, 10:03 a.m. | KSHB 41 Sports Producer Nick Jacobs reported that wide receiver Tyreek Hill, off a jet sweep, "gets to the corner, turns on the boosters and outruns all the pursuit angles for a 40yd+ TD."

UPDATE, 10 a.m. | Linebacker Ben Niemann leaves practice early.

UPDATE, 9:51 a.m.| OT Lucas Niang is currently in at right tackle.

UPDATE, 9:50 a.m. | KSHB 41 Sports Producer Nick Jacobs said Mahomes was "throwing darts" as practice got underway.

UPDATE, 9:48 a.m. | The team portion of practice is underway. Offensive tackle Mike Remmers hasn't been seen, but KSHB 41 Sports Reporter Aaron Ladd confirmed that Lucas Niang was taking starter reps.

UPDATE, 9:44 a.m. | Rain has started to move into the St. Joseph area, according to KSHB 41 Sports Reporter Aaron Ladd.

UPDATE, 9:37 a.m. | Tightend Travis Kelce and linebacker Anthony Hitchens were seen stretching at training camp Saturday in St. Joseph.

Hitchens had been sitting out of practice due to a hamstring injury but participated in conditioning on Friday.

UPDATE, 9:15 a.m. | Rain could impact the Kansas City Chiefs during training camp Saturday morning in St. Joseph, according to KSHB 41 Weather's Wes Peery.

UPDATE, 9:12 a.m. | Kansas City Chiefs tightend Travis Kelce is expected to practice Saturday, after leaving practice early Thursday due to tightness in his hip and back.

EARLIER |The Kansas City Chiefs training camp continues this weekend in St. Joseph. KSHB 41 News will provide live updates throughout the day and full coverage in evening broadcasts.