Down goes Dexter
Back from last #Chiefs practice of week. McCluster injured hamstring diving for pass early in session. Didn't return.— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) May 23, 2013
Reid said he thought McCluster would return to work next week. Junior Hemingway took McCluster's snaps— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) May 23, 2013
Knile Davis didn't return kickoffs at Arkansas, but he was the #1 returner in practice today with McCluster out— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) May 23, 2013
Couple notable things here:
1. Sounds like McCluster's injury isn't a big deal. He's pretty tough -- he has to be given his size. Alex Smith just got done praising McCluster's work this offseason so I would think it's important that McCluster is back next week for four days of OTAs. The work starts on Tuesday. We'll see if he's there.
2. Knile Davis returning kicks? That is ... interesting. Seems like May would be the best time to test that out. If the Chiefs continue doing that in training camp then it will be something to keep an eye on.
Tyson Jackson has a big day
Andy Reid praised Tyson Jackson and the defensive line blitz timing in general today after the OTA.— TJ Carpenter (@TJCarpenterWHB) May 23, 2013
Big day today for Tyson Jackson. Knocked down a pair of passes at line and got to Alex Smith for what would have been a sack— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) May 23, 2013
Coach says Tyson Jackson has been very impressive in OTA's!— Alan Shope (@AlanKCTV5) May 23, 2013
The Chiefs are going to need a lot of big days from him. He's slotted in as a starter in the Chiefs 3-4 defense, along with Mike DeVito who replaces Glenn Dorsey. The players have been talking about the defensive linemen attacking (there's that word again) more than reacting. I'd like to see Jackson in that role.