West Notes: Chiefs, Smith, Cardinals

The Chiefs have an interesting class of rookies at their three-day minicamp, as Dave Skretta of The Associated Press. Kansas City’s group includes a Star Wars expert, the son of wrestling superstar Sting, and a player who beat cancer. While you get to know the newest prospective members of the Chiefs, here’s a glance at the AFC and NFC West..

  • On Thursday49ers GM Trent Baalke said that he hoped to get a better grasp on Justin Smith‘s future on Friday. That didn’t exactly happen, as Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com writes. “As of right now, there’s not [any additional clarity on his situation],” coach Jim Tomsula said. “[Friday] morning, we were working and meeting and doing our thing. The guys were lifting. Then we came out here. So, no, I haven’t seen or talked to him.” Tomsula added he has not scheduled a meeting with the 14-year NFL veteran.
  • Rookie quarterback Dylan Thompson went undrafted two weeks ago, but he stands as the third quarterback on the 49ers‘ roster. Tomsula sees a bright future for the young signal caller, Maiocco writes. “He’s a collected individual. He’s got those, you talk to him, there’s the intangibles. Then you watch the tape. This guy can throw a football around. He spins it. We’re excited about him. We really are.”
  • Cardinals coach Bruce Arians sees an outstanding future for third-round running back David Johnson. “Very, very bright,” Arians said of Johnson, according to Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic. “The kid can do anything as far as a wide receiver, running back, fullback. He will find a niche quick because he can learn so much.”
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