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Kansas City Chiefs 2013 Training Camp Preview

By John McMullen, NFL Editor

(Sports Network) -

REPORT DATE: July 22 (rookies), July 25 (veterans)

SITE: Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO

CAMP CONFIDENTIAL: Does Andy Reid still have it? His dying days in Philadelphia were ugly but Reid still has the reputation of a franchise- builder and takes over a team in Kansas City far more talented than its 2-14 2012 record would indicate. Reid has handed the keys to the Chiefs' offense over to former 49ers signal caller Alex Smith and chose the ceiling over the floor by taking offensive tackle Eric Fisher and not the presumptive favorite to go No. 1 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft, Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel. Fisher's advantage in athleticism was enough to convince Reid and his hand-picked general manager, John Dorsey, that the former CMU star was the best option. Fisher will start his career at right tackle while Branden Albert handles the left side for at least one more season. On defense, Kansas City really upgraded the secondary by bringing in veteran cornerbacks Sean Smith and Dunta Robinson.

PRESEASON SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern):

Aug 9 - at New Orleans, 8:00 PM Aug 16 - vs. San Francisco, 8:00 PM Aug 24 - at Pittsburgh, 7:30 PM Aug 29 - vs. Green Bay, 8:00 PM

07/18 15:28:05 ET