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NFL notes: Relaxed Reid making his mark on Chiefs, 'having more fun'

Published August 3, 2013 6:12 pm

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St. Joseph, Mo. • Andy Reid seemingly scoffs at the notion that he feels rejuvenated these days. What is that supposed to mean, anyway? He was out of work for only about 10 minutes.

Hardly enough time to get rejuvenated.

Yet here he is, in the midst of his first training camp with a different franchise in 15 years, barking commands at the Kansas City Chiefs as they huff and puff on the steamy practice fields of Missouri Western State University, looking more like the eager young coach he was during his early years in Philadelphia and less like the weary man he became in his final days there.

"I see Andy, the coach I used to know," said John Dorsey, who has known Reid for nearly two decades, since they were young up-and-comers with the Green Bay Packers.

Dorsey now works alongside Reid as the Chiefs' new general manager.

"I sincerely mean this: He's having more fun," Dorsey said. "He's over here doing receivers, he's over here with tight ends, he's working with the tackles, he's jumping the quarterback, but that's good. He sees everything. That's coaching, and that's a good thing."

Bills' Kolb slips on mat, hurts knee

Quarterback Kevin Kolb's chances of earning the Buffalo Bills starting job were nearly upended by a wet and slippery rubber mat.

Kolb, who is locked in a competition with rookie first-round pick EJ Manuel, avoided serious injury to his left knee when he slipped and stumbled awkwardly while switching fields between practice drills Saturday.

Coach Doug Marrone said the injury does not appear to be serious. He called it "a bump," and listed Kolb "day by day."