The city of St. Joseph, Mo. is abuzz this week as the Kansas City Chiefs arrive for their preseason training camp.  The Chiefs began using the facilities at Missouri Western State University two seasons ago after leaving River Falls, Wis. where they had spent the preseason for over a decade.


The city of St. Joseph, Mo. is abuzz this week as the Kansas City Chiefs arrive for their preseason training camp.  The Chiefs began using the facilities at Missouri Western State University two seasons ago after leaving River Falls, Wis. where they had spent the preseason for over a decade. 

The Chiefs will begin practice on Friday, July 27 and conclude camp on Thursday, Aug. 16.

There has been concern over the past few weeks about whether or not the Chiefs will see two of their most coveted players in attendance at the start of training camp. 

The team had not yet come to an agreement with its first round draft pick, defensive tackle Dontari Poe. 

Additionally, the team has placed its franchise tag on wide receiver Dwayne Bowe.  Bowe and the Chiefs did not come to an agreement before the NFL deadline, so now Bowe has the option of signing a one-year tender for over nine million dollars or holding out for all or for a portion of camp due to a deal not being made.

Great news came for the Chiefs on the eve of camp as Poe agreed to a four year deal, with an option for a fifth year. 

In accordance with Kansas City Chiefs policy, the financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.   Therefore, Poe will be in attendance at camp, most likely earning the starting spot at defensive tackle for the Chiefs.  
Unfortunately for the Chiefs, it does not look like Bowe will be in attendance, at least for the start of camp. 

The Chiefs signed free agent offensive lineman Tony Ugo on Thursday.  
In order for Bowe to be on their training camp roster, the Chiefs would be forced to release another player.  Speculation is that if Bowe does decide to show, either Ugo or safety Donald Washington would be the player cut from the roster.

For the first time since the Chiefs hosted a yearly scrimmage against the Minnesota Vikings at their training camp, the team will be hosting another NFL foe, the Arizona Cardinals, the week of Aug. 5.  The Chiefs and Cardinals will square off in their first preseason game on Aug. 10 at Arrowhead Stadium.  The Chiefs will hold practices that are open to the public from Aug. 6- 8.  
These practices may include scrimmages against players from the Cardinals organization.  Additionally, the Chiefs will be hosting “Family Fun Day” on Aug. 4 at 1:30 pm. 

This event will include a team scrimmage and a team autograph session following the conclusion of practice.  The cost to attend this event is only $5 per person.

The team will conclude their camp on Aug. 16 and travel to St. Louis to take on the Rams in the Missouri Governors Cup game on Aug. 18 at 7:00 p.m.  
After the conclusion of camp, the team will have two more preseason games before they are required to finalize their 53 man roster. 

The team will begin the regular season on Sept. 9 at noon at Arrowhead Stadium against former Chief Tony Gonzalez and the Atlanta Falcons.