The Kansas City Chiefs haven’t scheduled any team workouts yet, but three players got together over the weekend for Leonard Pope’s Annual Kids Day. Along with Pope were teammates Dexter McCluster, Jake O’Connell and four other NFL players as hundreds of children showed up for the camp.
The camp attendees, which also included young cheerleaders that were directed by both Sumter County Stars (semi-pro) and South Georgia Wildcats (Arena) cheerleaders, did drills for an hour before breaking for lunch.
Pope introduced his NFL friends and thanked everyone for their support before ending the camp as the players sign autographs and took pictures with the camp attendees and their parents.
“It was great to see so many kids out today,” said Pope, who once again teamed with Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in an effort to help fight childhood obesity. “I want to thank everyone who helped make this event a success, and I look forward to seeing everyone next year”.
Good to see McCluster and O’Connell get out and help Pope continue what is turning into quite the annual event.
There’s still a chance that Pope isn’t back in Kansas City next season as he is one of 25 or so Chiefs without a contract, but I would be surprised if he didn’t return. Pope has a big fan in head coach Todd Haley and Scott Pioli did not address tight end in the draft. I would expect Tony Moeaki, Pope and O’Connell to be the team’s top three tight ends whenever we get around to having football again.
If the lockout drags on well into next month, hopefully we’ll see these guys back on the field again as part of an “unofficial” team workout, similar to what many franchises around the league are doing.