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Chiefs Training Camp Update 8/10 PM

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Updated 8:43 PM

We're still waiting on the UW-RF updates but we've got the usual sources of Kansas City Chiefs training camp info for you after the jump.

A couple of highlights:

  • WR Rodney Wright continues to get his name called out for good reasons
  • Ryan Succop didn't miss any of his four field goals today
  • Eight Chiefs missed this afternoon's practice to attend rehab
  • Two fans at practice today hung up a sign that read, "Brodie Fans 4 Life."  The sign was referring to quarterback Brodie Croyle. Later in practice Head Coach Todd Haley made a comment about it following a Croyle interception. "They took your banner down, Brodie," Haley joked. (UWRF)

More updates, after the jump.

General Stuff

  • Former Chiefs T John Alt visited practice today (UWRF)
  • Overall, the defense dominated the offense (UWRF)

Offense

  • OT Colin Brown, the Chiefs' fifth-round pick, is getting work at guard in afternoon practice. He played only tackle at Missouri. (Bob Gretz at CBS Sports)
  • Chiefs coach Todd Haley says all starting jobs are open and no decisions are final. So take note of this: WR Dwayne Bowe hasn't worked with the No. 1 offense today. Taking those snaps have been Devard Darling and Mark Bradley. (Bob Gretz at CBS Sports)
  • It’s extremely difficult to put a football in the bucket and when a QB does accomplish this task, the crowd gets going. Today QB Brodie Croyle looked to have the only make of the day until QB Matt Cassel got the crowd roaring with a make at the end of the period. (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • WR Rodney Wright did turn in a big play for the offense (it seems he’s turned in a lot of them this camp) by getting loose on a post route that moved the chains. (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • The offense did get on track late in the 7 on 7 drills, though, with TDs on each of the final two plays of the segment (WR Quinten Lawrence and TE Brad Cottam). (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • The tight ends all make great catches today during the 11 on 11 drills. (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • Receivers continue to get challenged...the dropsies are still there some (Mitch Holthus)
  • TE Tom Crabtree had a "sweet" one-handed grab (UWRF)
  • In a 3 DBs vs. 2 WRs drill, Cassel was intercepted by Pollard but hit Bradley and Darling for big gains (UWRF)
  • In the 7-on-7 drill, Cassel was 2/5 and Croyle was 2/3.  Both series were highlighted by a couple drops (UWRF)
  • Thigpen had the play of the drill hitting Rodney Wright between three DBs for a first down (UWRF)
  • In red zone work, Cassel was 3/5 with a pick, Croyle threw two completions before throwing a pick, and Thigpen and Gutierrez both had touchdown passes (caught by Lawrence and Cottam, respectively)  (UWRF)
  • Haley after a diving O'Connell catch: "That’s the way 4-5. We need more guys like that [putting their body on the line], laying out to make catches like that."  Sean Ryan had a diving catch the next play. (UWRF)

Defense

  • Today’s 7-v-7 period consisted of all third-down situations. By my count the defense, led by several nice plays from LB Derrick Johnson, won the session handedly. (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • The D kept the momentum rolling into the red zone portion of 7-v-7 drills, getting two INTs from CBs Brandon Carr and Ricardo Colclough (Colclough had a pick in the scrimmage on Saturday as well). (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • Vrabel helps a bunch...great cover in red zone. (Mitch Holthus)
  • The defensive line practiced a drill where they engaged a sled then had to charge an assistant coach who would pop out from either side of the sled (UWRF)
  • C Cameron Goldberg knocked DE Tyson Jackson to the ground, who then had to work one-on-one with an assistant coach (UWRF)
  • DE Glenn Dorsey jumped off sides, swore loudly, then had to run (UWRF)
  • CB Ricardo Colclough intercepted and deflected two consecutive Croyle passes (UWRF)
  • Jarrad Page hit Jamaal Charles after catching a pass and caused a fumble (UWRF)
  • S Ricky Price intercepted a Thigpen pass (UWRF)
  • Dorsey would have had a sack on Croyle if the game was live (UWRF)
  • The entire defensive line stayed 20 minutes later than everyone.  But Tank Tyler, Tyson Jackson and Tamba Hali stayed even later working on drills (UWRF)

Special Teams

  • The Chiefs continued Monday's emphasis on special teams in afternoon practice. WR Rodney Wright and RB Jackie Battle lined up as first-team kick returners. (Bob Gretz at CBS Sports)
  • Chiefs K Ryan Succop was 4 for 4 on field goals in afternoon practice. He hit from 37, 37, 42 and 45 yards. (Bob Gretz at CBS Sports)

Injuries/Not Practicing

  • Eight Chiefs are missing afternoon practice to work with the rehab team. The only starter in the group is ILB Zach Thomas. (Bob Gretz at CBS Sports)
  • Also missing were LBs Demorrio Williams and Monty Beisel and S DaJuan Morgan (UWRF)