By ADAM TEICHER
The Kansas City Star
With Friday’s preseason game against the 49ers approaching, the Chiefs practiced Wednesday without pads in St. Joseph and as a result, the pace was much slower than it’s been for most of camp. The Chiefs went through a series of full-team drills consisting of 10 plays each. Alex Smith and Chase Daniel each received four snaps while Tyler Bray and Ricky Stanzi each got one.
The tough camp continued for Jon Baldwin. He dropped a pair of passes in one of the 10-play periods, including one crossing pattern that he may have taken for a long gain.
Junior Hemingway, who recently missed some practices because of a sprained thumb, got back into the big-play column when he got behind the defense and grabbed a deep pass from Daniel.
Tysyn Hartman was in the right place at the right time when he caught a deflected pass for an interception. Bray threw a perfectly placed slant pass to Josh Bellamy, but he knocked it right to Hartman, who also had an interception in last week’s game in New Orleans.
Derrick Johnson had the day’s other interception when he picked off a pass from Daniel. Dunta Robinson stayed with Donnie Avery deep down the field to break up a pass from Smith.
Running back Jamaal Charles (foot), linebackers Mike Catapano (calf) and Akeem Jordan (personal absence) and defensive back Sanders Commings (collarbone) did not practice.
The Chiefs have finished the St. Joseph portion of training camp and don’t practice today.
They will continue their preseason with Friday night’s game against San Francisco at Arrowhead Stadium and resume practice next week in Kansas City. Those practices will be closed to the public.
344The approximate number of days until the Chiefs practice again at Missouri Western State University.
| Adam Teicher, firstname.lastname@example.org