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).