Red Zone

Chiefs keep airing it out on day two of rookie and QB camp

Updated: 2013-07-27T22:45:40Z

By RANDY COVITZ

The Kansas City Star

The offense

It was all passing, all Wednesday morning for the Chiefs’ quarterbacks, rookies and selected veterans. The Chiefs have not attempted a running play during the team portions of the first two days of camp. Quarterback Alex Smith wasted little time finding his favorite target, rookie tight end Travis Kelce, on several routes. Chase Daniel and rookie wide receiver Rico Richardson combined on a deep corner route for a touchdown. Daniel also connected with rookie Frankie Hammond Jr. on an out pattern. The best throw of the day was during seven-on-seven drills when Smith hit Donnie Avery on a deep pass for a score. Third-team QB Tyler Bray fumbled a snap from rookie center Eric Kush.

The defense

Despite all the passes being thrown all over the lot, the young defensive unit, which includes no veteran players competing against Smith, Daniel and some veteran receivers in Tony Moeaki, Junior Hemingway and Donnie Avery, has yet to come up with an interception. The closest was linebacker Josh Martin, who had his hands on a pass by Ricky Stanzi but couldn’t control it. Safety Greg Castillo, playing cornerback, had good coverage on a sideline pass intended for Avery.

Thursday’s schedule

The Chiefs added a third 8:45 a.m. practice for rookies and QBs that will be closed to the public. The veterans report Thursday afternoon, and the first full-squad practice is set for 3:30 p.m. Friday, which will be open to the public. A $5 admission fee will be charged.

Injury report

Cornerback Sanders Commings is out because of a fractured collarbone. He was on the sidelines with his arm in a sling.

The number

73 degrees, the second straight day of unseasonable cool temperatures for training camp in July.

“Somebody was living right,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said of the weather. “It was a nice day … very cool.”

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki spoke Wednesday on returning to the Chiefs' practice field following off-season knee repair. (Video by David Eulitt/The Kansas City Star)

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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