KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 11:10 a.m. | Wednesday was military appreciation day on the final day of Chiefs training camp.
KSHB 41 Sports reporter Hayley Lewis spoke to Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Shane Jelsma, who was glad to see the Chiefs appreciating veterans especially today as the Taliban reclaims Afghanistan.
"With everything that has been going on....anything like this is a good distraction," Jelsma said.
Military Appreciation Day at Chiefs Camp— Hayley Lewis 👑 (@HayleyLewisKSHB) August 18, 2021
Shane Jelsma, Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps who served in Afghanistan had this to say:
"With everything that has been going on...anything like this is a good distraction...Let's us know we are appreciated, means a lot"#ChiefsCamp pic.twitter.com/9bdQoW54XI
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Kansas City Chiefs speak after the final practice of 2021 training camp
8:15 a.m. | The Kansas City Chiefs enter their final day of training camp Wednesday.
Wednesday is also Military Appreciation Day at camp.
Yesterday saw the team cut five players per a requirement to trim the roster down to 85 men.
Among them was wide receiver Antonio Callaway, whose release came as a bit of a surprise. He was waived with an injury designation (bone bruise).
The Chiefs, along with all NFL teams, must cut the roster to 53 men by Aug. 31.
KSHB 41 Sports' Nick Jacobs compiled a list of the players he predicts will be on the final roster.
He and KSHB 41 News' Tod Palmer discuss in the latest episode of "4th and 1."