August 9, 2014

Chiefs training camp report, Aug. 9: Junior Hemingway returns

KC Chiefs slot receiver Junior Hemingway, who had been out since July 27 with a hamstring injury, got some early action at the team’s training camp on Saturday.

The offense

The Chiefs wasted little time targeting slot receiver Junior Hemingway, who had been out since July 27 with a hamstring injury. Quarterback Alex Smith completed a curl to Hemingway on the first play of practice and came back to him on the second, only to be intercepted. … Receiver A.J. Jenkins started in place of Donnie Avery, who was excused for personal reasons, and he had a busy day catching passes, including one where he reached high in the air. … In the nickel offense, Smith executed a read option, pitching to running back Jamaal Charles for a nice gain. … Ricky Henry replaced Jeff Allen for some plays at left guard with the first unit. … Tyler Bray hit Kyle Williams on a nice sideline pattern, and Aaron Murray duplicated the play with Weston Dressler. … Running back Joe McKnight, who did not dress in the preseason opener while recovering from a procedure on his knee, was a full participant in practice.

The defense

The two contestants at right cornerback, Ron Parker and Sean Smith, both intercepted passes by Alex Smith. … Safety Eric Berry, who did not play against Cincinnati, broke up a pass for Kyle Williams. … Rookie Daniel Sorensen, who replaced Berry in the preseason game, broke up Chase Daniel’s pass intended for Williams. Linebacker Joe Mays diagnosed a screen pass and blasted running back Knile Davis.

Injury report

Defensive end Mike DeVito (broken hand), defensive tackle Kyle Love (ankle) and defensive tackle Kona Schwenke (shoulder) and kicker Ryan Succop (groin) did not practice. Wide receiver Albert Wilson left practice with an ankle injury sustained in the game against Cincinnati. Wide receiver Donnie Avery was excused for personal reasons.

Today’s schedule

8:15 a.m., open to the public

The number


The number of non-offensive touchdowns the Chiefs have scored in 22 preseason, postseason and regular-season games under coach Andy Reid, including three in the exhibition opener against Cincinnati.

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