Chiefs camp notebook

Commings breaks collarbone, Reid shares first-day impressions

Updated: 2013-07-24T00:03:36Z

By RANDY COVITZ

The Kansas City Star

First-day impressions

Chiefs coach Andy Reid was happy with what he saw Tuesday from the rookies, quarterbacks and selected veterans in the first practice of camp at Missouri Western.

“It’s good to have everyone back in the swing of things,” Reid said. “It’s good to have the quarterbacks here leading the way. The retention (from the off-season program) was good. Getting our footing and speed up on both sides of the ball was important. We’re not there yet. I was happy with the effort.

“We’ll go through the same plays when the veterans come in (Friday). What we just installed here will be the first day of veteran camp.”

It didn’t take long for the Chiefs to suffer their first serious injury of training camp.

Commings breaks collarbone

Defensive back Sanders Commings, the club’s fifth-round draft pick from Georgia, suffered a fractured left clavicle, or collarbone, when contesting a pass in practice.

Commings, who has experience at both cornerback and safety, was playing corner at the time of the injury. He left the field immediately for X-rays which revealed the injury. He’ll likely miss anywhere from two to six weeks.

Roster move

The Chiefs placed cornerback Malcolm Bronson, an undrafted rookie from McNeese State, on the “physically unable to perform/non-football injury” list. Reid said Bronson suffered a knee injury and college and will continue to work with the Chiefs’ training staff.

To reach Randy Covitz, call 816-234-4796 or send email to rcovitz@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/randycovitz.

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