Rookie wide receiver Rashee Rice provided insight into what it’s like to practice under Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.
The second round of 2023 NFL draft SMU’s pick spoke to reporters Wednesday after a practice with rookies and a select group of veterans.
«He hopes we can run as long as we can,» Rice said Wednesday of Reid. «And I told them, to be honest with all of you, I don’t mind throwing up. That just means I’m working as hard as a can to not throw up anymore and be ready for the games.»
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Rice had his best year at SMU as a senior, catching 96 balls for 1,355 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2022.
Quarterbacks and rookies reported to boss training camp at Missouri Western State University on Tuesday, taking the field for an abbreviated practice on Wednesday.
«Unsurprisingly, they always tell us to go, be in shape,» Rice told reporters. «Our wide receivers, this is like a track team as far as our wide receiver group is concerned. So, we’re coming in knowing that we’re expected to run that long until the game is over, until practice is over.»
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Kansas City veterans report to training ground on Friday, and the Chiefs will hold their first full-team practice on Sunday.
«We look forward to getting this started,» Reid said, according to the team’s site. «[We have] a nice group of guys coming in [for this rookie camp]. We’ll be about one deep, so [we’ll] We’ve got to work on the rotation as we go through camp, but it’ll be nice to give these guys some reps, [and I’m] I’m wishing that it arrives.»
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«I think it’s great for the young guys. I think it’s good for the older guys to just tune up, [and] they know what it takes to get ready for the season,» Reid said. «This is a way to get some rust off, but for the young guys, I think it’s even more beneficial.»
Kansas City is coming off its second Super Bowl victory in the last four years, defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII.