Chiefs Notes: Ford, Thomas, Rookie Minicamp

Rookie minicamp starts for the Chiefs today, and with the signing of first-round pick Dee Ford, the team now has all its picks under contract two months before the start of training camp, ESPN’s Adam Teicher reports (via Twitter).

Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star┬álists five things to watch at this weekend’s camp, with No. 1 being the health of Aaron Murray, the former Georgia quarterback whom the Chiefs took in the fifth round of the recent NFL Draft. Paylor calls it perhaps the biggest story of camp, with Murray looking to challenge Chase Daniel and Tyler Bray for a spot on the roster and possibly the backup job to Alex Smith.

More notes from Chiefs’ rookie minicamp…

  • Ford will wear No. 55 after previously being issued No. 90, Teicher reports (via Twitter).
  • The team issued a roster showing fourth-round pick De’Anthony Thomas at No. 1, per Teicher, though Thomas will presumably have to wear a number between 20-49 for the regular season.
  • All of the team’s six draft picks are at rookie camp, Teicher tweeted.
  • In a series of tweets, Teicher and Paylor list the following players among the tryouts at camp: Kansas State long snapper Marcus Heit, Virginia Tech wide receiver Marcus Davis, Pittsburg State linebacker Nate Dreiling, Iowa cornerback B.J. Lowery, former Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Weston Dressler and two developmental veterans, tight end Demetrius Harris and wide receiver Frankie Hammond Jr.
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