Chiefs training camp report, July 28: Offense works on 2-minute drill

07/28/2014 2:17 PM

07/28/2014 3:05 PM

The highlights from Monday in Chiefs camp in St. Joseph, along with an injury report and Tuesday’s schedule.

The offense

The offense worked on its no-huddle and 2-minute drill live with the No. 1 offense vs. No. 2 defense; No. 2 offense vs. the No. 1 defense; and the No. 3s vs. No. 3s. Quarterback Alex Smith drove the first unit downfield with a pass to running back Jamaal Charles, two to tight end Anthony Fasano and one to Kyle Williams, but misfired all four times in the scoring zone, including a fade to A.J. Jenkins and an overthrow for Fasano in the end zone. Third-team quarterback Tyler Bray had an efficient series, hitting former Missouri receiver Jerrell Jackson on an out and a slant; completing two passes to Frankie Hammond Jr.; and a checkdown to running back Cyrus Gray. Alex Smith ended the day by hitting Jenkins, who was wide open behind the defense. An ankle injury to tackle Donald Stephenson had a ripple effect, and guard Jeff Allen, in addition to his duty with the starters, took some snaps at left tackle with the second unit. Rookie guard Zack Fulton spent time with the No. 1 unit at right guard, and at center with the second team.

The defense

The Chiefs, whose 36 takeaways last season finished second in the NFL to Super Bowl champion Seattle’s 39, were in turnover mode on Monday. Linebacker Dezman Moses forced a fumble of quarterback Tyler Bray that was recovered by linebacker Frank Zombo. Cornerback Ron Parker intercepted Chase Daniels’ overthrown pass intended for Albert Wilson. Derrick Johnson intercepted a pass by Alex Smith. A flag was thrown on the play, but the penalty was not indicated by the refs working practice. In seven-on-seven, cornerback Marcus Cooper picked off a pass by Alex Smith.

Injury report

Offensive tackle Donald Stephenson (ankle), wide receiver Junior Hemingway (hamstring), defensive back Sanders Commings (foot strain), center Eric Kush (ankle), running back Joe McKnight (knee) and cornerback David Van Dyke (hamstring) did not practice. Cornerback Phillip Gaines, the club’s third-round draft pick was being evaluated for concussion-like symptoms. CornerCornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke (hamstring) and guard Otis Hudson (lower back) were injured during practice.

Tuesday’s schedule

The Chiefs are off. Practice will resume at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday.

The number


That’s how many timeouts quarterback Chase Daniel burned during the 2-minute drill.

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