This site is neither endorsed, nor sponsored by, nor affiliated with Kansas City Chiefs or NFL Properties LLC. I’m used to having shields and a couple of offensive linemen as blockers seven yards in front of me. “I can’t say my parents would go for either of us,” he chuckled. They both bomb the ball. Rookie punter enters his first season with the Chiefs in 2020. While there was … Obviously it’s not how I expected my rookie training camp to go — a far as COVID precautions and stuff like that, our staff’s been doing a great job of keeping us socially-distanced and keeping everybody safe — but training camp’s been going great. CHIEFS is a registered trademark of the Kansas City Chiefs LLC. As an undrafted rookie free agent behind many veterans on the interior offensive line, this is not much of a surprise. The Chiefs are reported to have given Townsend $82,500 guaranteed on his UDFA contract. “I mean, it’s super exciting. Jackie Robinson's Family Objects to Donald Trump Using Photo in Campaign Ad, Chris Jones injury update: Chiefs lineman remains 'day-to-day', Chiefs players returned no positive tests on Tuesday after playing Patriots. Chiefs players react to signing of RB Le'Veon Bell, New Chiefs RB Le'Veon Bell sends message to Chiefs Kingdom, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. The two played against each other once before — during Tommy’s freshman year with the Volunteers — but the Chiefs rookie doesn’t know how their parents will fall on their jersey selections. Now we know: a play that looked like a complete foul-up could easily have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Since the NFL is completely different, I’m just trying to learn as much as I can as fast as I can, continuing to progress in everything that I can do — whether it’s punting or working on my holding with James Winchester and Harrison Butker; just trying to continue move forward there.”. Welcome to Chiefs Wire's European Union Experience. It’s my rookie season — rookie training camp. That didn’t mean, however, there wouldn’t be competition to make the team. Are the Kansas City Chiefs suffering from overconfidence? Why can’t I do it?’ So, I kind of followed in his footsteps and here we are,” he told reporters in May. October 2, 2020 10:54 am The Kansas City Chiefs have a rookie that has put up a strong performance in the first three weeks of the season but has gone a bit unnoticed. If the elder Townsend makes the Ravens’ final roster, the Chiefs will again have half of an NFL punting duo — who will face each other in Baltimore during Week 3. The Chiefs were facing a quandary. Everybody in the NFL is super-talented. Le’Veon Bell comes with affordable 2020 cap hit for Chiefs. Brother Johnny had been one of five punters to play for the Raiders over 15 seasons — while the Chiefs had fielded just one: Colquitt. But days later, the 15-year Chiefs veteran was released, setting up a training camp punter battle. And why not? Now it’s a little bit more open. We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. Sep 10, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs punter Tommy Townsend warms up before the game against the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium. For the first time in 15 seasons, the Kansas City Chiefs will have a new punter in the locker room. On July 29, the team released Newsome — and Townsend stood alone. He’d been following in his brother’s footsteps since high school. Remarks like that make it clear that the young punter is absorbing the vibe of veteran Chiefs leaders like Patrick Mahomes and Tyrann Mathieu — but it’s also clear that he’s still a 23-year-old who is loving every minute of it. Share this article 694 shares share tweet text email link Ed Easton Jr. August 21, 2020 7:15 am. “There’s really nobody out in front right now as we look at it.