After a day off, the Chiefs got back to work Thursday. One guy looking to make the team this year was a standout high school player in Grandview, MO.
There are a number of guys looking to win jobs at Chiefs camp and a handful are from the area. Three Chiefs are Kansas City natives and one will be looking to shock the world.
"That's the funny thing - I've never been in the stadium, never been to a game, nothing like that," Brandon Kinnie said.
All of those things are about to change for former Grandview High School standout Kinnie. A week from Friday he'll suit up as a Chiefs player in his first-ever trip to Arrowhead Stadium.
"It means a lot, I feel like I'm very blessed to have this opportunity to be here close to home around friends and a lot of people that taught me a lot of things as well that I look up to, so it's a blessing," Kinnie said.
But Kinnie said he knows it's going to be a battle to make this team.
"I'll do whatever it takes to make this team," he said.
The Kansas City native is one of 12 receivers in camp, and that's not excluding Dwayne Bowe. At best, six of the receiving corps will make the roster, and once Bowe gets to camp, that leaves one potential open spot with seven guys fighting for it.
"I understand it, but like I said, Coach Crennel always tells you put your best foot forward and let the chips lay where they fall," Kinnie said.
He said he needs to make the most of every opportunity and special teams and speed is where his name could be made.
"I pride myself on that, being physical as well, showing that I'm a fast guy as well. I feel like I could be a big help," Kinnie said.
Kinnie is expected to see playing time in the first preseason game with the Cardinals.
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