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Chiefs Training Camp Update 8/17 PM

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Updated: 8:38 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs continued training camp with the second of two practices today.  Here are a few general highlights:

  • Tyler Thigpen did not participate again
  • Maurice Leggett had a jumping, one-handed interception
  • Lots of guys stayed after practice to return kicks

The UW-RF updates aren't in yet so we're coming at you with all the usual suspects.  We'll let you know when we update this post.

General stuff

  • It was about 75 degrees and 50% humidity (National Weather Service)
  • General Manager Scott Pioli wandered over and spent some time watching the offensive and defensive lines run one-on-one blocking drills (UW-RF)


  • Barry Richardson was running with the first team at RT again (
  • Mike Goff was held out of pass-protection drills, which could be a sign of a nagging injury (Bob Gretz at CBS Sports)
  • After Devard Darling left, Dwayne Bowe got some time with the first team offense
  • With tight coverage by Brandon Flowers, Terrance Copper caught a fade pass in the corner of the end zone (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • The No. 1 offense had two minutes to go 80 yards.  The drive ended with Maurice Leggett picking off Matt Cassel (
  • Quarterback Matt Cassel was 9-13 today during the 7-on-7 drill. (UW-RF)
  • Brodie Croyle hit Mark Bradley on a slant for a 55 yard touchdown (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • Croyle's pass to Bradley was in a simulated game where the offense started at their own 40 with 50 seconds to go (
  • In red zone 7-on-7 work, the Chiefs offense had one touchdown (Cassel to Copper) (
  • To end the 11-on-11 drill, wide receiver Mark Bradley had a near 50-yard reception and touchdown from quarterback Brodie Croyle. (UW-RF)
  • Cottam didn’t hustle back to the huddle as fast as Haley would have liked. “Quit feeling sorry for yourself and run back to the huddle, and make the next play!” Haley hollered. (UW-RF)


  • Maurice Leggett had a leaping one-handed interception off of a Cassel pass (Josh Looney Twitter)
  • Before that interception, Leggett nearly made another interception (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • Maurice Leggett, Brandon Carr and Jon McGraw knocked down passes in red zone 7-on-7 work (
  • “Feel different, Tyce?” Krumrie asked. Jackson replied with a simple “yeah.” Pleased, Krumrie said, “That’s how you get off the (darn) ball!”   (UW-RF)
  • Bernard Pollard was back with the first-string. (UW-RF)
  • During 11-on-11, linebackers Demorrio Williams and Andy Studebaker teamed up to sack quarterback Brodie Croyle. (UW-RF)

Special teams

  • Jackie Bates, Rodney Wright, Taurus Johnson, Londen Fryar, Maurice Leggett, Quinten Lawrence and Dantrell Savage took extra time after practice returning kicks (Josh Looney Twitter)
  • Kickoff coverage was emphasized early (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
  • "If you want to make this team you have to be able to cover kicks," Coach Haley to the players during practice (Josh Looney at the Mothership)

Injuries/Not practicing

  • Four players not participating: QB Tyler Thigpen, RB Kolby Smith, ILB Zach Thomas and G Tavares Washington (Bob Gretz at CBS Sports)
  • Darling left practice early and had an ice bag on his shoulder (Bob Gretz at CBS Sports)
  • Zach Thomas did a lot of running and cutting in his rehab work which might mean he's close to returning (

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