Chiefs have a sloppy practice
The KC Star's Adam Teicher writes: "Between numerous dropped passes and false-start penalties, the offense had a sloppy workout as the Chiefs began their third straight week of full-squad practice."
I can relate. I'm nursing a food hangover after sitting around eating all day long on Memorial Day. As the kids say, I will "rise 'n grind" anyway.
The true test of a good fan base is whether fans freak out after a poor practice in May. Chiefs fans, do your thing in the comments.
Dexter McCluster doesn't practice
McCluster did not participate in practice. Injured his hamstring last week— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) May 28, 2013
Hmm ... he went down last week with a hamstring injury. At the time, Andy Reid said he thought it was "mild", which seemed to imply he could be ready for practice this week. It may still be minor but it's a little concerning that McCluster is out for a week (so far). Maybe they're just being cautious?
The Chiefs will have practices each of the next three days. Then they return on June 4-6 for mandatory minicamp before taking off the rest of the summer until training camp in late July.
Knile Davis returning kicks
Special teams coach Dave Toab says Knile Davis is getting a serious look at #1 kick returner and Mccluster is #1 on punts #chiefs— Bob Fescoe (@bobfescoe) May 28, 2013
#Chiefs special teams boss Dave Taub says Knile Davis, Quintin Demps are his top 2 KRs right now. Dexter McCluster is No. 1 on PR— Dave Skretta (@APdaveskretta) May 28, 2013
Knile Davis is very intriguing. As noted last week, he doesn't have experience returning kicks so this would be something new. With Jamaal Charles in the fold, Davis may not have a ton of opportunities in his first year. Returning kicks would be a way to get on the field.
No competition at kicker or punter
Also, unlike last year when Matt Szymanski kept popping up in camp, Taub says #Chiefs have no plans to bring in P or K competition.— Dave Skretta (@APdaveskretta) May 28, 2013
When your punter is the highest paid at his position and the kicker is on a multi-year deal, you wouldn't expect a lot of competition.
Demetrius Harris impresses
My sleeper to make #Chiefs roster is easily TE Demetrius Harris. Now that he's getting up to speed, freakish athletic ability is coming out— Dave Skretta (@APdaveskretta) May 28, 2013
Demetrius Harris had a really good day today. Fantastic catch. Knows how to use his body to get separation & serious leaping ability.— Nick Jacobs (@Jacobs71) May 28, 2013
Harris is the former basketball player turned tight end.
There could be room on the practice squad, assuming the Chiefs think he'd be safe there (and not signed by another team, which can happen on the practice squad). If he's on the active roster you have to wonder who might not make it as a result. Tony Moeaki? He's injured until training camp, which opens opportunities for others to shine. Andy Reid will want to get a good look at him in camp before making any decisions there.