The Kansas City Chiefs officially opened training camp on Monday with the first practice of 2019. More than 7,000 fans were in attendance for a first look at the revamped team.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes was greeted with "M-V-P" chants as he made his way to the field with the rest of the quarterbacks on the roster. When Mahomes took the field, the entire audience of onlookers made his presence known by erupting in cheers for the second year starter.
The only player Chiefs Kingdom was more excited to see than Mahomes was wide receiver Tyreek Hill.
Hill arrived in the middle of the pack to screaming fans and chants of his name. Hill was excited to be back on the field following an off season that kept him in the spotlight. Hill was at the center of a domestic abuse investigation before ultimately being cleared by the NFL.
The Chiefs released a statement on the investigation following the NFL and have been tight lipped on the matter as a whole, Team owner Clark Hunt spoke on having the receiver back and his thoughts on hearing the entire audio recording.
"Hearing the entire tape put it into context. I will say my statement at the time stands. There was some inappropriate audio on that tape that I am sure Tyreek wishes he could have back," explained Hunt.
Hunt went on to speak about conversations he has had with Hill since he has been back with the team saying "I had a good visit with him earlier this week. I am not going to get too into the details of that conversation, but it was a very frank conversation, talking to him about his responsibilities as he comes back to be a Kansas City Chief."
Hill was not available to for media to speak with following the practice. The Chiefs will continue training camp on Sunday.