July 22, 2014

Chiefs training camp report, July 22: Eric Fisher reports early, participates in practice

At the second practice of training camp on Tuesday, the Chiefs welcomed back left tackle Eric Fisher. Here are some observations from the practice.

The Chiefs held their second practice of training camp Tuesday at Missouri Western.

Here are a few notes and observations:

*Left tackle Eric Fisher reported to camp today and participated in drills and team periods.

*Fisher looks a little heavier than he did last year. We’ll see if it helps when the pads come on.

*Linebacker DeRon Furr was not present at practice today. Fullback James Baker also missed practice for the second straight day.

*Seven on seven started a bit rough, as quarterback Alex Smith and the offense opened the period with three straight incompletions. Chase Daniel also misfired on his first three passes, though they were a bit uglier. One was thrown behind a receiver and another was thrown into coverage.

*Tyler Bray completed all four of his passes in the first seven-on-seven period.

*The defensive backs fared well in this period, forcing three coverage sacks. Considering there’s no pressure on the quarterback, that’s a good job.

*Smith bounced back the second time through, completing four passes in five reps. One was a gorgeous throw to tight end Demetrius Harris in which Smith threaded the needle over the middle.

*There were fewer drops today than there were Monday, when it seems like every receiver had butterfingers.

*During the final team portion, Smith again opened with three straight incompletions before he found Harris over the middle, who made a fingertip catch. Harris wasn’t flawless, though — a few plays later he seemed to short arm a high pass over the middle. He was in traffic, but he could have gotten to it. He also failed to come up with a fade in the end zone against a smaller defender later on.

*Bray needs to keep working on his accuracy. He tried to put some touch on a deep corner route and overshot his receiver by several yards.

*Slot receiver Weston Dressler started getting involved toward the end of the period, catching three passes on quick routes.

*Tight end Travis Kelce made the catch of the day during goal line, as he caught a fade in the end zone over 6-foot-2 rookie safety Daniel Sorensen.

*Receiver Jerrell Jackson also caught a fade for a touchdown from Bray.

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