Training Camp: News & Notes 8/24 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs returned to the practice field this afternoon for their second session of the day.  Filing reports from Kansas City are Josh Looney @ and Bob Gretz @ &

Sitting out practice again were Kolby Smith and Zach Thomas.  Joining them was Larry Johnson.  It appeared there was extra time spent working on his neck and shoulder area.  It was the first practice of camp that he has missed.

The newest members of the Chiefs — C/G Andy Alleman and G Ike Ndukwe — weren’t on the field for the afternoon practice.  Alleman will wear No. 60, Ndukwe No. 62.

Just as they did in the morning practice, Tyson Jackson worked with the first team defense and Barry Richardson continued to line up with the first offensive line at right tackle.

Tyler Thigpen got nearly all the second-team offensive work.

Ryan Succop had another perfect afternoon on the practice field.  He went 4 for 4 on field goal attempts.

Mike Goff worked on snapping during 7-on-7 work.  Brian Waters has taken reps at center during drills before but never saw any time at center during 11-on-11 periods.

Mark Bradley had a nice catch down the left sideline while being covered by Ricardo Colclough.

The offense had a very productive 7-on-7 red zone passing drill.  Matt Cassel, Tyler Thigpen and Matt Gutierrez all threw scoring passes.  Cassel hit Dwayne Bowe for a nice touchdown.  Thigpen found both Mark Bradley and Amani Toomer in the end zone and Gutierrez hit TE Tom Crabtree in the back of the end zone.

Interesting to see Thigpen back running with the second team offense.  Could Haley just be giving him the opportunity to catch up reps-wise after missing a week of practice?  The most telling sign obviously will be Saturday night, when we see who takes over for Cassel.

LJ took a beating in the goal line session this morning, so I wouldn’t read much into him sitting out.  He has taken a beating (and delivered his fair share) during camp and it’s about time he gets a breather.

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