QB Trent Green said he has been throwing and training since the Monday after the Pro Bowl, had been advised by trainers and coaches to back down his throwing in the offseason program in order to avoid arm soreness. He did not throw during a Wednesday on-field coaching session, and only did handoffs in a 9-on-7 running drill in the Friday mini-camp.
"I sometimes tend to get a little over-zealous in my preparation," Green said. "Some of the coaches and trainers saw the way I was throwing and said, 'You're going to kill yourself before we get to camp.' They think it's in my best interest to cut back, and they're forcing my hand on this.
WR Freddie Mitchell could get another look from the Chiefs now that Az-Zahir Hakim has backed away from his agreement to join the team.
Mitchell worked out for the Chiefs a day before Hakim did. Coach Dick Vermeil's past relationship with Hakim in St. Louis tipped the scales in the team's decision to pursue Hakim. With Hakim backing out of the picture before KC could get his name on a contract, Kansas City still wants a veteran receiver in a wideout corps that currently has only one, starter Eddie Kennison.
WR Marc Boerigter is recovering from the ACL injury that cost him the 2004 season, is running some routes but has yet to put on the pads.
LB Scott Fujita is recovering from foot surgery, hopes to be available for the opening of camp.
TE Tony Gonzalez isn't practicing after undergoing offseason foot surgery, but he should be ready by the opening of camp.
S Reggie Tongue former Chiefs safety was cut by the New Jets.
LB Derrick Johnson Kansas City's No. 1 draft pick, had everyone in awe at the first mini-camp workout when he broke into the offensive backfield and made a leaping deflection of a would-be screen pass. Two plays later, Johnson tried to blow up a running play in the backfield, then chased Larry Johnson the length of the field, closing from behind as he did so, as Johnson completed the run.
G Will Shields will not work on the field during the team's minicamp. He is receiving treatment for arthritic knees.
CB Dexter McCleon who had offseason shoulder surgery, participated individual drills but sat out the 7-on-7 team drills.
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