By RANDY COVITZ
The Kansas City Star
The Chiefs ran their hurry-up, no-huddle offense during the brief team portion of practice, which was devoted completely to the passing game. Quarterback Alex Smith wasted little time finding rookie tight end Travis Kelce with his first two passes, one an over-the-shoulder grab by Kelce, the other on a check-down. Veteran wide receiver Donnie Avery, a free-agent signee who missed most of the offseason program, dropped a hitch pass. Tight end Tony Moeaki, another veteran who was given permission to practice because he missed the spring workouts because of to injury, caught a pass over the middle.
It was difficult for the unit to mount much of a defense in team work because it had just three defensive linemen. But linebackers Nico Johnson and Darin Drakeford each had nice pass breakups.
8:45 a.m. practice for rookies, quarterbacks and selected veterans, closed to the public. The Chiefs first full-squad practice of training camp is Friday.
40-1=39: Thats how many participated in the rookie/quarterback camp minus offensive tackle Eric Fisher, the clubs first-round pick who remained unsigned at the start of practice Tuesday.