Chiefs Training Camp Update 8/2

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via Josh Looney

Updated 6:32 PM

Day two and practice number three of the Kansas City Chiefs training camp are underway. We've got updates from Bob Gretz at CBS Sports for you after the jump.

Before you check that out, today's Matt Cassel press conference is up at the mothership. Here is a snippet about Cassel being in Coach Haley's ear all the time:

"There is no doubt. I am one of those people who is not very patient, so I try to get out there and get into his ear as much as I can with any input that I can give him. If he needs to tell me to shut up sometimes but that is fine, I just need to keep coming at him."

We'll be updating this post as more info comes in.

General Stuff

  • Activated from the NFI List and participating in Chiefs practice are G Brian Waters, G Mike Goff and DT Ron Edwards. (CBS Sports)
  • Starters who aren't in Chiefs practice on Sunday are RT Damion McIntosh and ILB Derrick Johnson. (CBS Sports)
  • Rookie T Collin Brown’s family has made the trip up from Missouri. His little brother is showing some Mizzou Tiger Pride. (The Mothership)
  • An impressive feat…one of the grounds guys is painting the numbers free hand on the stadium field…they look just like the stencil. Outstanding work. (The Mothership)
  • Chiefs LT Branden Albert on the return of guards Brian Waters and Mike Goff to practice: "It was great having the two wisemen back." (CBS Sports)
  • There were about 200 fans seen at the Kansas City Chiefs third practice. While most of the fans lined the fences, some fans continued to assume their spot in the bleachers. (UW-RF)
  • Tight end coach Bob Bicknell caught a little grief from Head Coach Todd Haley when Bicknell sent his tight ends to the wrong drill. "Come on Bob, wake up!" yelled Haley. (UW-RF)

Offense

  • Chiefs coach Todd Haley is spending extra time in practice with wide receivers working on body control coming out of breaks. (CBS Sports)
  • WR Devard Darling is running with the Chiefs' No. 1 offense opposite Dwayne Bowe. (CBS Sports)
  • Chiefs TE Brad Cottam had a Tony Gonzalez-like catch down the deep middle, snagging it with one hand over his head. (CBS Sports)
  • Three practices…three daily periods devoted to RB pass blocking/blitz pickup. Think this might be a point of emphasis with RBs/assistant head coach Maurice Carthon? (The Mothership)
  • Chiefs WR Rodney Wright had a nice catch on a deep ball under good coverage. (CBS Sports)
  • LJ diving over the top on goal line session...no holding back this camp. (Josh Looney)
  • During the drill, running back Jamaal Charles was able to score a touchdown in the northwest corner of the endzone. Members of his offensive team congratulated him, saying, "Good job, Charles." and "Good job 2-5." (UW-RF)
  • Running back Kolby Smith, tight end Jake O’Connell and tackle Damion McIntosh were not suited up for practice this afternoon. Guards Brian Waters and Mike Goff were both in full pads for the first time today. (UW-RF)
  • Off a good handoff from quarterback Tyler Thigpen during 7-on-7, running back Jackie Battle fumbled the football. This was much to the dismay of Offensive Line Coach Bill Muir. (UW-RF)
  • Quarterback Tyler Thigpen looked really sharp in his 7-on-7 session. Thigpen was 6-6 on the day. (UW-RF)
  • Haley’s most notable comments were: "We are not half (butt)-ing this!" and "You are mentally soft, Williams!"Haley was yelling at rookie running back Javarris Williams.  (UW-RF)

Defense

  • Chiefs G Brian Waters struggled in pass protection against NT Tank Tyler. (CBS Sports)
  • Chiefs ILB Zach Thomas knocked down a pass in deep zone coverage during the 7-on-7 drill. (CBS Sports)
  • Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali showed good pass rush off the edge against the first-team offense. (CBS Sports)
  • Defensive end Glenn Dorsey and linebackers Demorrio Williams and Derrick Johnson were not in full pads as the rest of the team was. (UW-RF)
  • Seeing time with the first-string during 7-on-7 was: defensive ends Alfonso Boone and rookie Alex Magee, defensive tackle Ron Edwards and linebackers Monty Beisel, Zach Thomas, Tamba Hali and Mike Vrabel.(UW-RF)
  • After quarterback Matt Cassel completed a pass to wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, Defensive Coordinator Clancy Pendergast said he expected more out of linebacker Tamba Hali. "Finish, Tamba," he shouted. (UW-RF)
  • Defensive Line Coach Tim Krumrie got frustrated with defensive tackle Tank Tyler when Tyler didn’t sprint back to the line of scrimmage after the whistle blew. Krumrie threatened the rest of the players that if they didn’t hustle back after the whistle blew, they’d be running the drill all night. (UW-RF)

Special Teams

  • Chiefs K Ryan Succop was 4 for 4 in field goals. (CBS Sports)

Injuries

  • DE Glenn Dorsey and RT Damion McIntosh did not practice again because they're out of shape (Kent Babb Twitter)
  • During a special teams drill, cornerback Londen Fryar complained about a hurt right middle finger. (UW-RF)
  • Brian Waters, Mike Goff and Ron Edwards practiced today after spending Saturday in conditioning drills for failing to pass a part of their physicals. Kolby Smith, Damion McIntosh, Jake O’Connell, Derrick Johnson, Demorrio Williams and Glenn Dorsey spent practice working with strength and conditioning coaches (WPI)
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