The Kansas City Chiefs practiced on Tuesday. Here’s what we saw out there:
Josh Mauga was hurt earlier in camp, came back on Monday and then was out again on Tuesday. The Chiefs indicated it wasn’t a serious deal but when you’re in a group as deep as the Chiefs inside linebackers missing anytime isn’t ideal.
Nick Foles was ahead of Tyler Bray for most of the practice. Not sure if they're still going back and forth or not.
Saw some formations with three tight ends split wide. That could be fun.
That third tight end? Consistently it’s Ross Travis. He had a good day today. The Chiefs did some work near the goal line in 9 on 7 and it seemed like Travis caught a ton of passes. I’m feeling pretty good about predicting him as the Chiefs third tight end. Chiefs OC Brad Childress told us after practice that he’s probably more of a receiver now but they’ll want him to develop.
With Eric Berry out, Ron Parker and Daniel Sorensen are your top safeties. Stevie Brown came in as the third safety. Sorensen spoke to the media after practice. Nice guy. Hadn’t really talked to him before. He knows the deal though. When Berry is back, it’s his job.
Someone finally overthrew Tyreek Hill.
Speaking of Tyreek, I saw his first kickoff return drop. Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub previously said he was advanced as a punt returner and a catcher so perhaps it was just a hiccup.
Chris Conley is having a decent camp. One thing I’ve noticed this year is that he seems to really reach out and grab the ball as opposed to letting it come into his body. It seems more aggressive.
Marcus Cooper does see some safety time but it’s with the third team. Probably more of an depth thing. Cooper picked off a pass from Nick Foles. Cooper has been having a good camp. I didn’t think there would be room for him but now I’m looking at my roster projection and seeing if I can fit him in there.
Rakeem Nunez-Roches and Chris Jones in the Chiefs second team subpackage looked pretty cool. You can get some pass rush with those guys.
Chiefs receivers on the right with Demetrius Harris split out right. Jump ball? Take the 6’7 guy.
I saw Chris Jones get a first team rep subbing in for Jaye Howard.
Frankie Hammond with the catch of the day (that I saw at least) as he tipped a pass in the end zone back to himself in traffic and caught it.
Marcus Peters had a maybe interception. From my angle it looked like he got his hands under it to make the catch but he didn’t celebrate like it was an interception. Regardless, my official ruling: INT!
Tyler Bray had a dime to Daron Brown down the right sideline. Brown barely had to raise his hands.
Travis Kelce has a little Tony Gonzalez in him with those hands. His hands are so good. (No, I’m not calling Kelce Tony G. They just have good hands)
Here’s some video of Dontari Poe, Brad Childress and Daniel Sorensen meeting the media: