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Chiefs training camp: Mike DeVito injures hand, Chiefs prepare for Bengals

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An update from Monday's practice at Kansas City Chiefs training camp.

The Kansas City Chiefs took the field Monday for their final practice before Thursday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. It sure looked like the Chiefs were toning things down to prepare for their first preseason game. Practice seemed to have a slower pace on Monday. The Chiefs are off on Tuesday and Wednesday before playing on Thursday. They're off again on Friday before getting back to the field on Saturday.

Mike DeVito left with an injury early in practice. He walked off the field under his own power but had a hand injury. Andy Reid said they're taking x-rays on it.

Not practicing today

Mike Catapano and Eric Kush were not on the field. Catapano has been ill while Kush recently had a baby (his girl, not him).

On the field but rehabbing off to the side was Kyle Love, Junior Hemingway, Mark Harrison and Dezman Moses. That's now more than a week of missed practices for Hemingway. Good opportunity for the younger guys but too bad for him.

Returning to practice today

Joe McKnight made his first appearance at Chiefs camp. He had his knee scored this offseason and started camp off on the PUP list. Reid confirmed he's being eased back in and likely won't play on Thursday.

Jermelle Cudjo, Joe Mays and AJ Jenkins all returned to practice after missing time previously.

Big day for Daniel Sorensen

I released my 53-man roster prediction before practice but I should have waited until after this one to do it. I didn't have Sorensen, the safety out of BYU, making the roster. But he had two interceptions and two pass breakups at camp on Monday. A nice day for him.

I will caution you that these interceptions came against Tyler Bray and Chase Daniel, so not the first team.

Practice observations

  • The Chiefs had the Big Three (Dee Ford, Tamba Hali, Justin Houston) on the field at the same time. Sean Smith (right) and Marcus Cooper (left) were at corner. Ron Parker was lined up as the single-high. Interesting.
  • Ricky Henry continues to see some first team snaps at guard here and there. He wasn't on my 53-man roster but I'm re-thinking that.
  • De'Anthony Thomas hitting the corner ... still awesome to watch.
  • Travis Kelce had a nice catch on a crossing route in 7-on-7. He continues to show his athleticism.
  • Alex Smith threw a beauty of a pass to Kyle Williams for the touchdown. It landed over Williams shoulder 25+ yards down field.
  • Chase Daniel one-hopped a pass and got frustrated after the play. He shows his frustration on the field by snapping his chinstrap off.
  • Frankie Hammond had a drop on a punt return. He had another one that was uncatchable.
  • Albert Wilson caught a short crossing pass but Husain Abdullah was there to strip it away.

Best jersey

Jamaal in the family