Chiefs Training Camp Update 8/8 PM

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Updated: 5:18 PM

Family fun day is underway in River Falls, WI, at the Kansas City Chiefs training camp, as this picture from the Chiefs twitter feed shows.

There is a scrimmage today from ~2-4 PM, which we'll have notes on hopefully before the Hall of Fame induction.

No pictures up yet from yesterday's practices. Hopefully they get some up soon.

Update: We've got some tweets from Josh Looney coming. Here are a few highlights:

  • Ryan Succop nails a 58-yard field goal
  • Tyson Jackson gets his first training camp sack

We've got more updates for you, after the jump.

General Stuff

  • This is a somewhat of a dress rehearsal for the coaching staff as well with the first preseason game just one week away. The headsets are out and Haley’s staff is putting the press box to full use to mock a gameday atmosphere. (Josh Looney at the Mothership)

Offense

  • Cassel to Darling on a five-yard corner route to the back left corner or the end zone (Josh Looney on Twitter)
  • Cassel showing some serious scramble ability today (Josh Looney on Twitter)
  • Cassel did show some athleticism in the series by avoiding a heavy pass rush and scrambling seven yards to set up the field goal try. (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • Thigpen to TE Jake O'Connel on a 13-yard wheel route for the first offensive TD of the day (Josh Looney on Twitter)
  • Cassel hit RB Jamaal Charles on a shovel for a nice gain and then took the next play into the red zone with some nice agility on a scramble. (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • RB Jackie Battle then rumbled his way for a first-down to the five before Cassel connected with WR Devard Darling on a corner route in the back left of the end zone for a TD. (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • The scrimmage turned situational when the ball was placed on the two-yard line for a third-and-goal situation. It took the offense two plays to score, but when they did it was a beauty as RB Jackie Battle went up and over the pile of linemen for the TD. (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • QB Matt Gutierrez got his first opportunity of the afternoon and connected with TE Tom Crabtree to move the chains on third down. (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • Two new groups took the field with Thigpen hitting Toomer on a 25-yard route across the middle. (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • The same two groups did battle once more when the thunder started to roll across the rural Wisconsin sky. This time it was Thigpen’s legs who did some work, taking a scramble inside the five-yard line before hitting FB Jed Collins in the flats on a play-action pass. (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • Croyle completed a pass to wide receiver Amani Toomer who fumbled the football after being ripped down. The ball was recovered by the defense. (UW-RF)
  • Thigpen then dropped back to pass but was forced from the pocket and scrambled to his right and went out of bounds for a 20-yard gain. (UW-RF)
  • Amani Toomer fumbled a 13 yard completion from Cassel (WPI $$$)

Defense

  • Defense gets its revenge with back-to-back INTs...CB Travis Daniels and CB Ricardo Colclough (Josh Looney on Twitter)
  • Your #1 pick DE Tyson Jackson records his first sack of training camp (Josh Looney on Twitter)
  • BIG HIT - DJ puts a lick on WR Amani Toomer across the middle to force a fumble!!!! (Josh Looney on Twitter)
  • The first-team offense opened things up with RB Larry Johnson converting a third-and-short situation near mid-field, but it was the defense who got on the board first when QB Matt Cassel mishandled a snap and DE Wallace Gilberry took the loose football 50-yards to the house. (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • LB Tamba Hali eventually thwarted the drive with a sack of QB Brodie Croyle to set-up K Ryan Succop with his second FG opportunity of the day. (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • Pollard coming up with some big hits (Josh Looney on Twitter)
  • Continuing the trend as seen in practice thus far, cornerback Maurice Leggett spent time as the defense’s nickel back. (UW-RF)
  • On quarterback Brodie Croyle’s first drive, linebacker Derrick Johnson had a would-be sack had the team been allowed to sack the quarterback. (UW-RF)
  • Defensive end Glenn Dorsey and linebacker Tamba Hali had sacks on Croyle. (UW-RF)
  • On second-and-twelve, cornerback Brandon Carr nearly picked off a Thigpen pass. Carr would later have a successful quarterback pressure on Thigpen. (UW-RF)

Special Teams

  • Succop's 58-yarder was right down the pipe with some distance to spare (Josh Looney on Twitter)
  • Ryan Succop missed a 33-yard field goal. (UW-RF)
  • To end a drive, kicker Ryan Succop hit a 34-yard field goal. (UW-RF)

Injuries/Not Practicing

  • Running back Kolby Smith and guard Wade Smith were not active during practice this afternoon. (UW-RF)
  • Cornerback DaJuan Morgan and linebackers Mike Vrabel, Monty Beisel, Zach Thomas and Demorrio Williams were not present on the practice field this afternoon. (UW-RF)
  • Center Wade Smith ran off the field after the first 15 minutes of practice with what appeared to be a knee injury.  He resumed practice 15 minutes later and worked on snaps with Tyler Thigpen. (Post Chronicle)

  • Monty Beisel didn't participate in the sprints.  His right foot was causing him some pain. (Post Chronicle)

  • Kolby Smith and Derrick Johnson were once again working with the conditioning coach and spent most o the day carrying weights up and down the field. (Post Chronicle)

  • Demorrio Williams, Wade Smith, Dajaun Morgan and Glenn Dorsey were also working with conditioning, mostly working with stationary bikes and doing sit-up drills. (Post Chronicle)

  • G Tavares Washington did not participate after suffering an injury yesterday (WPI $$$)
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