NFL Notes: Reid overloading Chiefs before minicamp

NFL Notes: Reid overloading Chiefs before minicamp
June 1, 2013, 9:00 am
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Andy Reid is willing to admit he is overloading the Kansas City Chiefs with as much information as he possibly can ahead of the team's mandatory minicamp next week.

Reid said after wrapping up three weeks of voluntary workouts Friday that the idea is to present to them as much of the playbook as possible, and giving an overhauled roster from a team that went 2-14 last season the groundwork for the a productive rest of the offseason.

"You give it to them now, you get it in the computer and they're able to spit it out having said they've done it," Reid said. "You're not going to go into a game with all the plays we have in now, but we want them have a taste of what we're doing."

The Chiefs fired coached Romeo Crennel after last season and made a swift move to hire Reid, and he proceeded to hire a 23-strong coaching staff that includes just two holdover assistants (see full story).

Patriots: Brady talks Amendola
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- With favorite target Wes Welker now in Denver after a contract squabble with the Patriots, Tom Brady is using the offseason to get used to new slot receiver Danny Amendola.

"He comes in and he works really hard and he wants to do everything right," Brady said Friday night at halftime of his Boston Buddies charity touch football game. "He's very competitive. It's been a lot of fun. He's out here today, we're having fun together."

Brady redid his contract after last season, the general feeling being the extra money would help the Patriots retain Welker, who caught 672 passes, 37 of them for touchdowns, in the past six regular seasons. But Welker left for the Broncos.

"I always miss his friendship, he's one of my best friends," Brady said of Welker. "We stay in touch. We'll never lose that.

"He's on a great team. He's moved on. That's part of the NFL, and it's something I've grown accustomed to over the years is losing some friends. I hope we have a great year, because we set the standard pretty high," (see full story).

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