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Chiefs conclude three-day lockout camp

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Before Tuesday, Kansas City Chiefs players were working out on their own.  Beginning Tuesday, they got in three days of lockout workouts.

Despite some concern as to the value of unsupervised player-organized minicamps, Chiefs guard Ryan Lilja realizes that working out with his teammates is better than working out alone.

“I thought I was [in shape], but coming here running some plays and being with the guys, I’ve got a ways to go,” Lilja said, per the Associated Press.  “So I’m excited about refocusing on [conditioning].  We came out here and kind of gauged ourselves a little bit and got to work.  Hopefully, we can all get back to work because it’s fun to be back with the guys.”

Despite the absence of contact, the workouts were still intense.

“We were going harder than I expected we were going to go,” Lilja said.  “We thought, ‘Hey, one step, chill.’  Man, we were running just like we had helmets on, like it was a Friday practice.  And guys were moving around.  It felt like normal.  But we didn’t get anybody hurt.”

The workouts were organized by quarterback Matt Cassel, linebacker Derrick Johnson, and safety Jon McGraw.  The closed sessions featured more than 40 players, a trainer in the event of injuries, and security guards.

Yes, security guards.

Somewhere in California, Mike Silver is working out his middle finger.  Again.

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9 Responses to “Chiefs conclude three-day lockout camp”
  1. chiefsfan4life says: Jun 16, 2011 6:12 PM

    nice to see the Chiefs are committed to winning and this alone will keep them atop the AFC West

    Sorry Jokeland Gayder Fans but until Al The Crysp Keeper Davis is dead the raiders will never sniff the playoffs again! getting rid of Cable will backfire thanks Grandpa Al they will finish 4th in AFC West!

    Sandy Eggo is finished with there weak overated overhyped team plus there crippled and handicapped at head coach! they will finish 2nd in AFC West

    Denver while thy might be better they have a long ways to go before they are good again they not only need to get younger but get rid of guys like Chump Baily and 140 year old Brian Dawkins

    however john fox might prove to be a good hire but Elway will be the downfall of this franchise he was a great player but he is Matt Millien part 2 Denver makes an improvement in 2011 they will finish 3rd in the AFC West

    also love the Michael Silver middle finger comment!!!!!! LMFAO!!!!!!!

    Go Chiefs!

  2. jbaxt says: Jun 16, 2011 6:25 PM

    I can’t wait until FA opens, it’s like Christmas in the summer, except with proven players. Eric Berry came in last year as the highest paid safety in the league and he never even played a down in the NFL. I think he’s good but I’d still take Palamaulu(sp?) over him.

    Go Chiefs, denver just flat sucks, SD’s on it’s way down and Oakland’s getting a scary defense but with Al Davis at the helm KC’s got the leg up. Minus the 1st place schedule… 10-6 will win the division, but I don’t know if KC can get there with Pitt, GB, Chi, Pats, Indy and a more balanced AFC West.

  3. panamon says: Jun 16, 2011 7:01 PM

    Philip Rivers has been working out with mostly offensive players since March 21st, going 4 days a week.

  4. drewbu22 says: Jun 16, 2011 7:01 PM

    ^ These workouts alone are really going to win the division for KC…realllllllyyyyyyyy now…

  5. 2mannings1cup says: Jun 16, 2011 7:10 PM

    Did you think of those clever names all by yourself? I’m sure you have a wonderful nickname for your junk….Mr. Snuggles perhaps?

  6. purdueman says: Jun 16, 2011 7:45 PM

    Timmy Tebow reportedly went to work out with a few of the boys in Denver, but they wound up not getting any workout in because Timmy got them all to join hands and they were then heard singing the whole time they were there:

    “Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness,
    Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve;
    Waiting for the harvest, and the time of reaping,
    We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

    Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
    We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves;
    Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
    We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.
    Sowing in the sunshine, sowing in the shadows,
    Fearing neither clouds nor winter’s chilling breeze;
    By and by the harvest, and the labor ended,
    We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.
    Going forth with weeping, sowing for the Master,
    Though the loss sustained our spirit often grieves;
    When our weeping’s over, He will bid us welcome,
    We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves!”

  7. jbaxt says: Jun 16, 2011 8:21 PM

    When you say River’s is “working out” do you mean crying like a little girl every time anything goes wrong?

    If that’s the case he’s been “working out” since he came into the league. Phillip Rivers might be, no I’m sorry, he IS the biggest d-bag in the NFL.

    Oh, and just to add to the “no sh!t sherlock file”, you mean he hasn’t been working out “mostly” with the defense? Eff… SD fans are dumb!

  8. purdueman says: Jun 16, 2011 11:04 PM

    I heard the Rivers Old Grand Dad is coaching a pick up team for Rivers led by Jack Daniels, Jim Beam and the Walker Brothers, Johnny and Red!

  9. joetoronto says: Jun 17, 2011 5:13 AM

    Wow, almost double digit comments for a Chiefs thread!

    That’s called irrelevance.

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