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Training Camp Buzz: Chiefs hoist championship flag commemorating Super Bowl LIV win

The 2020 regular season is just around the corner, and NFL Network has you covered with wall-to-wall training camp coverage each day starting at 10 a.m. ET. Follow along here for some of the best sights, sounds and moments from "Inside Training Camp Live" and around the NFL.

  • It's been six months since the Chiefs hoisted the Lombardi Trophy after defeating the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV. The franchise commemorated the memorable win by raising its championship flag in front of 5,000 season ticket holders on a rainy day inside Arrowhead Stadium. The flag ceremony marked the conclusion of Kansas City's training camp; the team will begin the regular season against the Texans on Sept. 10.
  • Washington QB Alex Smith participated in 11-on-11 drills for the first time, handing the ball off twice and connecting with running back J.D. McKissic on a short pass, per Kyle Stackpole of Washington's team website. He was not subjected to contact because the team was in shells. Smith also participated in the 9-on-9 portion of practice, and turned on the jets on one of his plays for a five-yard gain. "It was a very big step because again, it's back to football. 11-on-11, bodies around you," coach Ron Rivera said after practice, per team transcript. "Sure, we were in shells today, but just the fact that he was doing something with 11 guys on the field at the same time I think is a big step in the direction that we all want to head. We'll see how things unfold, we'll see how he does tomorrow, and we'll go from there."
  • The Carolina Panthers made a last-minute decision to cancel Saturday's practice. The team declined to give a reason as to why. Bill Voth of later noted that the players held a meeting, and that neither the team nor Matt Rhule are expected to speak as they work on next steps.
  • If this football thing doesn't work out, perhaps Buccaneers linebacker Devin White and defensive tackle Vita Vea could find success in the music industry? We'll let you be the judge.
  • The Minnesota Vikings traded away a big offensive weapon this offseason but plays like this one from two-time Pro Bowler Adam Thielen certainly help to ease any possible concerns.

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