Update Chiefs Personnel

From St. Joseph, Missouri

As the Chiefs prepare to wrap up their first week of training camp with a Tuesday evening practice they now have two spots open on their 90-man roster.

One was created when OT Tony Ugoh decided he did not want to continue playing. He left campus on Monday, telling head coach Romeo Crennel that his heart wasn’t in it anymore.

Another spot has been created with FB Taylor Gentry’s situation. The rookie free agent out of North Carolina State has not been passed on his physical by team doctors and won’t be, so the Chiefs have cut him loose as failed physical.

Crennel would not specify the reasons Gentry couldn’t pass the physical. At the end of Tuesday morning’s walkthrough, Gentry spent about 15 minutes on the field talking with Crennel and GM Scott Pioli. There was no visible problem as he walked off the field. After he signed in the days following the NFL Draft, Gentry was a full-time participant in the team’s off-season program.

The Chiefs head coach acknowledged that the team was bringing in some offensive linemen for a workout on Tuesday. Again, the current backup linemen have never taken a snap in a regular-season NFL game.

ILB Brandon Siler took part in the walkthrough on Tuesday morning, despite using crutches to get around campus on Monday because of a sore ankle. Crennel said he’s likely to take part in the Tuesday practice.

WR Junior Hemingway strained a groin muscle in Monday afternoon’s practice. He was back on the field for Tuesday morning’s activity.

Missing from St. Joe are WR Dwayne Bowe (contract) and DB Jacques Reeves (family issues).

4 Responses to “Update Chiefs Personnel”

  • July 31, 2012  - ChuckXX says:

    Hoping and praying that all of our beloved Chiefs can stay healthy this year. Still in shock over Ugoh. The money these guys make and then to think “my hearts just not in it”. Wished I would have had an opportunity like these guys get when I was that age.

  • July 31, 2012  - kcarrowhead says:

    Good to hear Hemingway is just strained groin muscle. The kid has a chance.

  • August 1, 2012  - BigJimInWisconsin says:

    I ruptured my Achilles tendon last June. I’m walking, jogging, and biking fairly well now. My ankle hurts from time to time. Good to know for me that Siler is having a little difficulty coming back from his surgery also. He’s got better trainers and workout facilities. I’ve got to work for a living.
    There is no way that Terrell Suggs is coming back to play football in 6 months after his Achilles injury (partial tear).
    from NFL.com: “The NFL Defensive Player of the Year vowed to return by November at the latest, which flies in the face of protocol. Injuries of this nature normally require a year of rehab.”

    Go Brandon!
    Go CHIEFS!

  • August 1, 2012  - BigJimInWisconsin says:

    I’m listed as Doubtful for the 1st Pre-Season Game.

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