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Posted at 9:13 AM, Jul 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-30 17:21:28-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 4:20 p.m. | KSHB 41 Sports producer Nick Jacobs was at Chiefs training camp practice Friday.

Read his observations of practice, injury reports and best plays of the day here.

4:05 p.m. | Wide receiver Tyreek Hill seems to be doubling down on his challenging of Usain Bolt to a race.

Hill said earlier today that he could beat the track and field Olympian in a 40-yard dash.

2:30 p.m. | The Chiefs' Twitter said they brought the heat to Friday's training camp practice and that is certainly true.

St. Joseph, Missouri, is currently under an excessive heat warning until 9 p.m. Friday with the heat index at 100 to 105 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

1:20 p.m. | Chiefs players Daniel Sorensen and Willie Gay Jr. spoke to reporters after training camp practice on Friday, and they spoke highly of the defensive line rookies.

Gay Jr., a linebacker, described rookie linebacker Nick Bolton as "a monster."

Read the full article here.

12:24 p.m. | Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill has a message for Olympian Usain Bolt: "you can't see me at 40 yards."

Read the full article here.

12:10 p.m. | It hasn't even been a week since Sporting Kansas City announced Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes would be joining ownership of the club.

Still, Mahomes is already predicting that a "friendly rivalry" is brewing between him and Chiefs owner Clark Hunt.

Read the full article here.

11:12 a.m. | Kansas City Chiefs players Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Daniel Sorensen and Willie Gay Jr. are speaking after training camp practice.

10:51 a.m. | Line backer Willie Gay Jr. breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Tyreek Hill.

Gay Jr. will be speaking to the media after practice Friday. Check back here for the live stream.

10:44 a.m. | Chiefs safety Juan Thornill grabs an interception for the defense after Patrick Mahomes throw is tipped.

10:33 a.m. | Running back Jerick McKinnon appears to be fitting in with the Kansas City Chiefs offense.

McKinnon signed with the Chiefs in April 2021, after previously playing for the San Francisco 49ers. He was drafted during the third round of the 2014 NFL draft to the Minnesota Vikings.

10:00 a.m. | Travis Kelce has now arrived at training camp practice, according to KSHB 41 Sports reporter Aaron Ladd.

Kelce didn't appear to have a helmet with him.

9:50 a.m. | Quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws deep to wide receiver Tyreek Hill for the first touchdown of Friday's practice.

The touchdown drew a nice cheer from fans watching the practice.

9:40 a.m. | Still no sign of tight end Travis Kelce as the Chiefs begin the team portion of their training camp practice.

Kelce left practice early Thursday due to tightness in his back and hips.

9:20 a.m. | Practice is about to start, and the Chiefs players are warming up on the field.

KSHB 41 Sports reporter Aaron Ladd said there is currently no sign of tight end Travis Kelce.

KSHB 41 Sports producer Nick Jacobs is also reporting from training camp and says line backer Anthony Hitchens is stretching.

Hitchens has been sitting out of training camp practices due to a hamstring injury.

Also, long snapper James Winchester was seen at practice Friday.

Winchester was in the NFL's reserve/COVID-19 protocol, so he missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday.

9:15 a.m. | The Kansas City Chiefs will be back out in the heat again Friday for the third full day of training camp.

Chiefs fans, who signed up in advance, will be allowed to watch practice.

KSHB 41 Sports will continue providing updates as more information comes back from camp.

7:00 a.m. | Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is officially a three-time returning member of the Madden "99 club."

Mahomes received the highest rating in the Madden NFL 22 game, which is based on his real-life performance in the NFL.

The announcement was revealed to Mahomes by his fiancee, Brittany Matthews, and their daughter, Sterling, wearing a Madden 99 club onesie.

The Chiefs congratulated the quarterback on their Twitter. Mahomes joins teammate Travis Kelce in the 99 club for Madden 22.