LIVE BLOG: Chiefs waive Chris Finke, sign Alex Okafor and Drew Scott

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Posted at 10:26 AM, Jul 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-26 17:51:46-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 4:30 p.m. | The Chiefs announce that they waived Chris Finke and signed Alex Okafor and Drew Scott.

KSHB 41 News reported Tuesday that the Chiefs reached a one-year deal with Okafor, a defensive lineman, who has been with Kansas City for the past two seasons.

Scott is a long snapper, who graduated from Kansas State University in 2017, and spent time at the Dallas Cowboys, Las Vegas Raiders and New York Giants.

2:15 p.m. | Ever wonder what's it's like for the Chiefs equipment manager to get everything set for players at Training Camp? We wondered too.

Thankfully, the Chiefs shared the work of Allen Wright this afternoon on social media:

1:30 p.m. | Former Chiefs center Daniel Kilgore announced his retirement Monday morning.

He thanked his family for support along the way as well as the franchises for which he played.

"I fulfilled a childhood dream of playing int he NFL. Playing for these historically great teams was truly an honor and such a blessing. I walk away holding my head high knowing what I accomplished along the way," Kilgore wrote in a statement on Twitter.

12:54 p.m. | Chiefs retire game appearance by horse mascot 'Warpaint'

12:30 p.m. | Kansas City Chiefs President Mark Donovan held a news conference Monday about the training camp and the upcoming season.

"It's good to be back," Donovan said about training camp being in St. Joseph again this year.

Due to COVID-19, the Chiefs remained in Kansas City, Missouri, at their normal practice facilities for the 2020 training camp.

Donovan said that last season gave him a lot of perspective, and he was proud of how the team overcame so many challenges.

"We should all be so thankful to those front line workers," he said.

Donovan was joined by Michael Pulido, chief operations manager at Mosaic Life Care, and Dr. Elizabeth Kennedy, president of Missouri Western State University.

Pulido spoke about how Mosaic Life Care and its front line workers battled COVID-19 and worked as a team. His message was simple.

"Be a team player, get vaccinated," he said.

Donovan echoed that statement and said the goal is to get as many people vaccinated as possible within the franchise as well as the Kansas City community.

For the upcoming Garth Brooks concert at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Aug. 7, Donovan is working on having a vaccination site at the concert.

Donovan also touched on the Chiefs’ schedule this season.

“This may be the most exciting home schedule in the history of our franchise,” Donovan said. “We’re a bucket list destination with the most amazing opponents coming in.”

The Chiefs regular season schedule starts with a home game against the Cleveland Browns. The other homes games are against the Los Angeles Chargers, Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers. He expects that with these opponents coming in that the opposing team fans will show up at arrowhead.

His message to the Kingdom: “Have them leaving with their ears hurting and give them the true Arrowhead experience.”

11:30 a.m. | LIVE: Chiefs training camp updates
Chiefs President Mark Donovan is speaking about Chiefs training camp.

10:36 a.m. | The Madden NFL game gave out their player ratings Monday. Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, nicknamed "Cheetah" for his speed, received a nearly perfect score of 98. He still gets credit for being the fastest player in the league.

9:40 a.m. | Training started at 9 a.m. Offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy is putting in work alongside the players.

9:30 a.m. | The Kansas City Chiefs start their first full week of training camp Monday, welcoming a host of rookies to the team.

Among them are Trey Smith, an offensive lineman and sixth round draft pick from the University of Tennessee, Noah Gray, a tight end and fifth round pick form Duke, Cornell Powell, a wide receiver and fifth round pick from Clemson and Joshua Kaindoh.

Also joining them will be second round picks Nick Bolton, a former MU player and Creed Humphrey.

Practice got underway this morning just after 9 a.m. from the practice fields at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo. Later today, we're expecting to hear from some of the team's veterans, who are slated to arrive this afternoon.

Fans with training camp tickets will get their first chance to see the team in St. Joe on Thursday, with season ticket holders having an exclusive chance to see the team a day earlier on Wednesday.