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MIAMI (AP) _ There's no running with the ball and tackling is forbidden, but Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez impressed the Miami Heat enough to make the team's first summer league camp.

Gonzalez completed his first week of practice Monday, graduating to summer camp starting Tuesday in Orlando.

``He would have made our team if he was just another guy, so why would you cut him just because he's a football player?'' assistant coach Stan Van Gundy said. ``He earned his way, plain and simple.''

A Pro Bowl tight end, Gonzalez is demanding that the Chiefs pay him as a wide receiver and not a tight end, one of the lowest-paid positions in the NFL.

In three years of college basketball at California, Gonzalez averaged 6.4 points and 4.3 rebounds a game as a forward. He has said he will not give up football, but is serious about playing for the Heat.

``I had a pretty good camp,'' Gonzalez said. ``I did what I wanted to do out here. These guys gave me a chance and hopefully I was able to come out here and prove that I could do it.''

Gonzalez was one of 14 players in Miami trying out for the summer team with the hopes of landing a roster spot.

At 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, he was dwarfed on the court but looked capable while running drills.

Van Gundy said no one was cut from the summer camp roster this week because of injuries plaguing the entire squad. The campers will now be playing games everyday during the five-day camp.

Cuts are possible before the Heat's second summer camp on July 16.

Gonzalez said he hoped to be playing next week but was realistic.

``I'm not trying to go out there and start,'' Gonzalez said. ``I'm not trying to go out there and even back up the starter. I'm just trying to go out there and back up the backup ... that's just realistic.''