Chiefs training camp report, Aug. 3: Rain forces practice indoors

08/03/2014 6:31 PM

08/06/2014 5:25 PM

The offense

The Chiefs worked indoors because of the morning rain but got in all the work they had scheduled for the practice fields. The day got off to a shaky start when Alex Smith’s first pass went in and out of the hands of receiver Frankie Hammond Jr. Tight end Travis Kelce made a nice grab and escape from the clutches of linebacker Justin Houston.

Smith and Donnie Avery connected on several good passes, including a deep sideline throw from Smith that beat cornerback Sean Smith and on a slant and crossing pattern.

Chase Daniel hit tight end Demetrius Harris, who made a fingertip grab; Hammond on a comebacke;r and Fred Williams on the sidelines. Tyler Bray hit rookie Albert Wilson in the back of the end zone.

The defense

First-round draft pick Dee Ford showed speed rushing the passer when he blew past tackle J’Marcus Webb for a sack of Aaron Murray. Linebacker Josh Mauga and cornerback Phillip Gaines combined on a sack of Daniel. Left cornerback Marcus Cooper broke up a deep pass for Avery, and linebacker James-Michael Johnson broke up a screen pass set up for Jamaal Charles. Defensive end Mike DeVito was credited with a sack of Alex Smith.

Injury report

Wide receivers Junior Hemingway, A.J. Jenkins and Mark Harrison and defensive lineman Jermelle Cudjgo remained out with hamstring issues; linebacker Dezmon Moses (elbow), Kyle Love (ankle) and Mike Catapano (illness) also missed practice.

Linebacker Joe Mays (knee) was held out because practice was on the artificial turf; center Eric Kush was excused.

Today’s schedule

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

The Number


Number of fans who could attend practice because the morning rain sent the team to the indoor facility.

| Randy Covitz,

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