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Chiefs Training Camp Update 8/12 PM


via UWRF

Updated: 8:10 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs conducted the second of two practices this afternoon.  Today's session is just wrapping up so we have all the live updates included.

General highlights:

  • Chiefs offense went against a scout time simulating the Houston defense
  • Maybe the biggest play of camp: Tyler Thigpen to Taurus Johnson for 80 yards
  • Damion McIntosh has been limited with a sore knee (thus, Herb Taylor seeing time in the morning session)

Don't forget today was Kids' Day, so check out the pictures of the little guys with KC Wolf in UWRF's morning gallery.

We're still waiting on the UWRF updates and we'll let you know when those are added.



General stuff


  • Colin Brown continues to work at RG (Bob Gretz at CBS Sports)
  • Herb Taylor and Barry Richardson are seeing work at RT (Bob Gretz at CBS Sports)
  • Terrance Copper caught two consecutive first downs from Cassel (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • Tom Crabtree had a nice out route and gained some YAC (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • Devard Darling had quite a few receptions in this session (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • Thigpen hit Taurus Johnson for a "deeeeeeep" (80 yards) touchdown after a post route (Josh Looney on Twitter)
  • The offense has started off pretty well today with good protection and catches (Mitch Holthus on Twitter)
  • Wide receiver Amani Toomer snagged a deep throw today during the teams 6-on-0 drill.  The 14-year veteran showed he can still turn on the burners when needed. (UW-RF)
  • Running back Larry Johnson made a perfect blitz pick-up on the drill’s second play and gave quarterback Matt Cassel time to find wide receiver Terrance Copper.  (UW-RF)
  • During work on a two-point conversion, tackle Barry Richardson false started. Offensive Line Coach Bill Muir had a few words for the tackle, hollering, “You’re going cost us the game! Hit the fence!” (UW-RF)
  • Quarterback Matt Gutierrez was let down by receiver Jeff Webb after he threw a nice pass on the sideline. Webb was unable to hang on to the ball as he was trying to stay inbounds. It appeared to be a play Webb should have made. (UW-RF)

  • Running back Larry Johnson fumbled the football and, without being told, took his jog to the fence. (UW-RF)
  • Running back Javarris Williams got an earful from a coach after he ran directly into a pile of guys. “Do you know what (freaking) cut back means?” the coach yelled. (UW-RF)


  • Jon McGraw picked off a Thigpen pass in a blitz drill (Bob Gretz at CBS Sports)
  • "Brute strength and raw power" coming from Tyson Jackson when the o-line doubles down (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • Defensive tackle Ron Edwards dominated two offensive linemen during the teams one-on-one blocking. Both tackle Colin Brown and guard Darryl Harris got an opportunity to work against Edwards; neither held their own. (UW-RF)
  • Quarterback Brodie Croyle had an attempt to tight end Brad Cottam, but the pass was broken up by linebacker Derrick Johnson. Johnson read the play perfectly and was able to come over the top side of Cottam to get his hand on the pass. (UW-RF)
  • Leggett was running as the team’s nickelback, yet again, during this afternoon’s practice. He has been the only defensive back seen at the nickelback spot throughout training camp thus far. (UW-RF)

Special teams

  • More situational work for the "hands team" (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • Wide receivers Rodney Wright and Quinten Lawrence continued to work as the only two returners during all of the teams punt drills. (UW-RF)

Injuries/Not practicing

  • Not practicing: Gs Wade Smith and Tavares Washington, S DaJuan Morgan, RB Kolby Smith, ILB Zach Thomas and TE Jake O'Connell (Bob Gretz at CBS Sports)
  • RT Damion McIntosh's practice is limited with a sore knee (Bob Gretz at CBS Sports)

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