I apologize for the delay of my practice report. I wrote this whole thing then internet issues caused me to make the drive back to Kansas City before I posted.
Here are your other practice reports to check out: Bob Gretz and Josh Looney.
Now, down to business. First things first: Eric Berry.
Chiefs coach Todd Haley wouldn't comment on Berry because he says, as far as he knows, the deal isn't official yet.
That may be the case but Brandon Flowers had told us a few minutes earlier that he had been in touch with Berry and he would indeed be in St. Joe and on the field tomorrow. Stay tuned for the first appearance by Eric Berry.
There were three players in the "rehab zone" riding the exercise bikes: Brian Waters, Dion Gales and Ikechuku Ndukwe. Three big boys so it wouldn't be a surprise if they failed the test. However, Todd Haley said after practice that Waters showed up in top-top shape and passed the test. He insinuated that Waters had some sort of injury but it didn't appear serious. Haley didn't comment on Gales and Ndukwe.
Dwayne Bowe looked good today. I can think of a couple of impressive catches from him. One was a diving catch on the sideline. Running toward the sideline, Bowe kept his eyes on the ball, planted his feet on the edge of the sideline, stretched out and made the play. Another solid catch came when he leaped into the air above a defender to haul it down to the cheers of the crowd watching. Bowe didn't talk to the media and afterward and went running by us.
The Chiefs have a new sponsor for their...practice jerseys? Yes, the trend really hit hard last year when more teams participated in this. On the corner of their practice jerseys is a Heartland Health logo.
Dexter McCluster did individual work with the receivers. Once again, he looked solid on the field. I can't stress to you how quick this guy is. It's impressive.
Speaking of McCluster, he got spooked today. He ran a route in the middle of the field and easily had the catch but got alligator arms when Kendrick Lewis came flying over him. If it were a real game, McCluster would've been drilled. Lewis said after practice that he didn't get a lot of chances to hit McCluster (they went to Ole Miss together) and used the word "jitterbug" when describing him.
Jamaal Charles returned to the field. He was out for all of OTAs with a shoulder injury. He didn't elaborate on the specifics but the important part is that he's back. Haley said after practice that Charles looked good from what he could tell. Haley also commended the Chiefs training staff and medical staff for getting him back on the field.
I know it's just the offseason but I liked running back Kestahn Moore today. He showed some explosion and has decent size. I'm not saying he's a lock to make the team by any means but just that he's a young guy to keep an eye on.
Leftovers: I noticed Colin Brown seeing some time at right tackle and Andrew Lewis was doing some center work.