Moeaki, Avery Claim Good Health For Training Camp

From St. Joseph, Missouri

It was another somewhat coolish day – for Missouri in late July – as the Chiefs rookies and selected veterans went through their second workout Tuesday morning. The group of 35-plus players will practice again on Wednesday morning, before the wait for the rest of the veterans to arrive Thursday.

Tight end Tony Moeaki, who missed the team’s minicamp and all the OTAs, said he felt good on the second day of workout.

“I just have to get the rust off,” Moeaki said. “I’m doing everything, and I’m feeling a lot better than a year ago today. I was in all the (off-season) meetings, so I just have to get my feet under myself and I should be on my way.”

Wide receiver Donnie Avery, who missed most of the off-season work because of a sprained ankle he suffered in one of the early OTA workouts, said he was feeling no ill effects from the ankle sprain.

“It’s been nine or 10 weeks since the injury,” he said. “I’m OK. I feel good.”

Quarterback Ricky Stanzi, who worked with the fourth grouping on the first day of workouts, said he is more concerned about the quality of repetitions he is getting than when they come.

“We were splitting reps and all I’m really worried about are the reps that I get,” Stanzi said. “I feel like I’m doing well. It’s only the second day, there’s still a lot of work to be done. That’s kind of going to be the same mentality going through the whole camp.”

Veteran players are scheduled to report on Thursday afternoon.

The first practice open to the public is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday, and includes an autograph session featuring the entire team. A $5 admission will be charged for the workout by Missouri Western State University.


3 Responses to “Moeaki, Avery Claim Good Health For Training Camp”

  • July 24, 2013  - SteveO says:

    Hope that Stanzi takes a good look around training camp and appreciates the NFL experience. This camp might be the last chance he has to see pro players up close.


  • July 25, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    I agree with SteveO.
    If Moeacki gets hurt again then cut him loose.
    U of Iowa players all eventually breakdown from the ‘roids.


  • July 25, 2013  - Old School says:

    As this training camp starts, I am glad to here that Moeaki is healthy and doing well. However, it is yet to be seen that he is able to stay healthy. That being said I sincerely hope that Demetrius Harris can find a niche on special teams to help justify a roster spot.
    I am very intrigued by this young man’s size and athletic ability. I believe that if he can make this year’s roster, allowing him to continue to work on his blocking and route running with this coaching staff, then he could develop into a true “game changer” going into next season.
    I hate the thought of the Chiefs trying to slide him onto the practice squad and then another team grabbing him as soon as his name hits the wire. Even though training camp has yet to really start, I think he has way too much upside to let this guy go.




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