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Ninth practice day: Juan Thornhill back in team drills

The second-year safety has graduated from sideline rehab to practicing with his teammates.

NFL: AUG 14 Chiefs Training Camp Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After conducting a training camp session in front of 2,000 season-ticket holders in Arrowhead Stadium the day before, the Kansas City Chiefs ran Sunday’s practice in the familiar surroundings of the team’s facility on the grounds of the Truman Sports Complex.

The Chiefs said that safety Juan Thornhill — who has been working with trainers on the sidelines since he was removed from the team’s physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list on Wednesday — participated in seven-on-seven drills with his teammates. That’s welcome news for the second-year player who suffered an ACL injury in Week 17 of last season.

Wide Tyreek Hill was held out of practice as he continued to work through a minor hamstring injury. Tight end Deon Yelder has still not participated in a full practice; he remained out with a groin injury. Defensive linemen Make Danna and Alex Okafor remained on the sidelines, as did linebacker Damien Wilson.

Offensive lineman Martinas Rankin also did not practice. He remains on the team’s PUP list.

After practice, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid — along with quarterback Patrick Mahomes, tight end Nick Keizer and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson — are all scheduled to speak with reporters. Arrowhead Pride will bring you what they had to say as soon as possible.

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