The Kansas City Chiefs will have some guests at training camp in St. Joseph this week when the Arizona Cardinals come to town. The two teams will practice together on Tuesday then work separately Wednesday before facing off Friday night at Arrowhead Stadium to kick off the preseason.
When Arizona arrives, they will already be without their starting quarterback, having lost Kevin Kolb to a bruised chest early in Sunday night’s Hall of Fame game against the New Orleans Saints.
While Kolb is expected to be back on the field sometime this week, the injury should mean extra reps for the man competing with him for the starting gig, John Skelton.
In addition to Skelton, the other quarterbacks the Chiefs will see more of as Kolb recovers are Ryan Lindley and Richard Bartel.
Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel has made no secret the joint practice Tuesday will go a long way towards deciding who makes the final 53-man roster.
“They’re going against a different person, a different player that they really don’t know,’’ Crennel told reporters. “As you work against your own teammates, you get to know the strong points, the weak points, what they like to do. When you’ve got a completely different guy you’re going against, it’s good for us to get that evaluation to see how our players will be able to react against their players.’’