Arby's Chiefs Minicamp Recap

What did we learn from Saturday's workout? We found out that one former starter took no snaps, which could be a precursor to a trade. The fans in attendance were also vocal, as last year's success story, Damon Huard, was welcomed warmly by the Arrowhead crowd.

Here are some of my observations.

WR Samie Parker - He once again had a case of the drops and is going to have to step up his game if he wants to make the final roster. Of the young wide receivers he's battling for a roster spot with second-year men Chris Hannon and Jeff Webb. Hannon is clearly ahead of the pack at the moment, though Webb did a better job this week catching the ball. He needs to relax and quit pressing. Another receiver who might figure into the mix is the local kid from Missouri, Brad Ekwerekwu. He hauled in a long touchdown pass from Brodie Croyle in seven-on-seven drills.

K Justin Medlock - The kid from UCLA has a strong foot. In warm-ups he was nailing kicks from 50 yards with ease. It also appears the new special teams trifecta of Medlock, holder Dustin Colquitt and deep snapper J.P. Darche has some kinks to work out. We noticed Medlock struggled from the right hash mark at times.

QB Damon Huard - In my opinion he has an uphill battle to beat out Brodie Croyle, but he's not going to concede anything at this point. As far as Croyle, he showed nice touch, particularly on one touchdown pass to backup tight end Keith Willis. Trent Green's wasn't all that spectacular, mainly because it's clear he's distracted with the fact he's still on the roster.

DT Alphonso Boone - The free agent from the Chicago Bears has been working a lot with the starters. He, along with rookie Tank Tyler, appear to have a strong shot at becoming the opening day starters. Last year's starters, Ron Edwards and James Reed, both are in the rotation. Also, Jared Allen is in the best shape of his NFL career. He looks fantastic.

S Greg Wesley - Speculation is growing that the Chiefs will soon part with Wesley, who did not participate in any drills on Saturday. From what we hear the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers are showing some interest. Right now it's plainly obvious Bernard Pollard and Jarrad Page will be opening up as the team's safety tandem at Houston in September.

QUICK HITTERS: RB Kolby Smith - He again showed great awareness after catching the ball out of the backfield. He continues to impress me every time I watch him practice.

TE Keith WillisTony Gonzalez. Kris Wilson, who I list as a fullback for now, has done well, but he's not separating himself from Willis.

RB Larry Johnson - Despite what you've been hearing, there has been progress in contract talks to get a long term deal done. They have bridged the distance by a reasonable margin and now have an understanding of what it might take to get a new contract done prior to the start of training camp.

QB Trent Green - I'll say this about Green - he's a class guy. Last night I ran into him at my sons' baseball game and he was gracious, kind and accommodating to the young fans at the baseball complex. He signed autographs, took pictures and did the same on Saturday. He's truly one of the nicest people in professional sports. For his sake, let's hope this deal with the Dolphins gets done.

P Dustin Colquitt - We did a segment of Warpaint TV with Dustin Colquitt, who shared with me how frustrating it was to learn how to catch the ball for left-footed kicker Justin Medlock. He said the timing took a while, but he's adjusted.

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