Training Camp: News & Notes 8/4


The Kansas City Chiefs were back in full pads today for their sixth practice of training camp.  As always, Josh Looney @, Bob Gretz @ and the staff at UWRF all filed reports on the session.

DE Glenn Dorsey made his training camp debut today.  Also making their debuts were Amani Toomer — signed with the team earlier int he day — and Vince Redd — claimed off waivers yesterday.  Derrick Johnson returned to practice after spending time in the “rehab zone”.  To make room for the new players, the Chiefs released G Edwin Harrison and TE Tony Curtis.

Not practicing today were Kolby Smith, Brad Cottam, Demorrio Williams, Wes Dacus, Wade Smith and DaJuan Morgan.  Zach Thomas did not take part in the 11-on-11 portion of practice and was replaced by Corey Mays.

Ryan Succop knocked down his first three field goal attempts, but DE Wallace Gilberry blocked the fourth.

Todd Haley continues to pay special attention to the wide receivers.  Haley set himself in the middle of the field during the “pass game on air” session.  He was watching all four routes as they are being run.

Toomer made a nice leaping catch along the sidelines on a high throw from Ingle Martin.  Matt Cassel split the safties and hit WR Rodney Wright on a skinny post, which was taken 50 yards to the house.

Mays, filling in for Thomas at ILB, had some good hits on lead blockers and ball carriers.LJtapesJW

During the goaline segment of practice, Derrick Johnson had a big hit while blowing up a play behind the line of scrimmage.  Later in the goaline session, Brian Waters left with an injury to his right leg.

Following practice, Larry Johnson followed up on an earlier “tweet” promise and taped rookie Javarris Williams to the goalpost.  LJ was waiting by the field exit when Williams walked by and the hazing was on.

Great to see Derrick Johnson back on the field and making plays.  I know that if he can stay healthy he will have a huge season and make the life of the defensive linemen much easier.

Ryan Succop continues to impress, especially since his only “miss” was due to a nice play by Gilberry and not a shank.  Others to impress were both the new guys: Toomer and Redd.  Not too shabby catching the coaches eye on your first day.

Another good day up in River Falls.

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