ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — It may not seem like much, but the first three practices of Chiefs training camp are vital even without the veterans.
"For the young guys, hearing it one more time (matters)," said Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.
The trio of workouts are closed, but if you could watch them, you might be looking at your roster more than the gridiron, with scores of rookies possessing less-than-household names dotting the practice fields at Missouri Western State University.
Even with rookie camp, organized team activities, and mini-camp, just getting on the field a few more times before the household names return can pay big dividends for the young guys.
"I definitely had to knock off some rust but I'm glad to be back out there," said rookie second-round pick Breeland Speaks. "Nice day today."
The first full-squad workout is on Tuesday.