The highlights from Tuesday’s day in Chiefs camp, along with an injury report and Wednesday’s schedule.
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After a subpar showing on Monday, the offense came out much sharper Tuesday, starting with their 11-on-11 red-zone drill, as the three quarterbacks — Alex Smith, Chase Daniel and Aaron Murray combined to complete 14 of 18 passes. … One of Smith’s best throws came on a slant to Albert Wilson for a touchdown. … In seven-on-seven drills, Murray hit receiver Da’Ron Brown on a fade. … Smith hit Travis Kelce for a touchdown on a slant. … Murray hit Jeret Smith for a touchdown on a post. … The rain started falling during the next 11-on-11 team drill. … Smith connected with Kelce for a deep touchdown down the right sideline. Kelce had a step on the safety and hauled it in. … Smith went back up top again a few plays later, finding Chris Conley for a deep completion over Marcus Peters. … Daniel connected with receiver Fred Williams on a curl in front of Marcus Cooper. … the first-team line looked like this, from left to right: Donald Stephenson, Ben Grubbs, Mitch Morse, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Jarrod Pughsley. … Paul Fanaika got some work with the first team in Pughsley’s place.
During the 11-on-11 team drill, Phillip Gaines had a nice pass breakup of an Alex Smith pass. … Gaines picked up a sack shortly thereafter plays later. … Safety Daniel Sorensen did a nice job knocking away a pass from Adam Schiltz. … Sorensen got some work at linebacker in the second team dime personnel. … new linebacker Ja’Gered Davis (wearing No. 47) and fifth-round rookie D.J. Alexander were the third-team inside linebackers. … Cornerback Sean Smith continues to get work with the third team. …
▪ Inside linebacker Justin March has a meniscus tear in his knee and will undergo surgery Wednesday. He missed his second straight practice Tuesday.
▪ Running back Charcandrick West missed practice Tuesday because of an illness. Defensive end David Irving left practice briefly. An update on him is pending.
▪ Defensive end Mike Catapano (groin) and inside linebacker D.J. Alexander (high ankle sprain) returned to practice.
▪ Receiver De’Anthony Thomas (calf) and right tackle Jeff Allen (MCL sprain) each missed practice for the second straight time because of injuries sustained in Saturday’s game. Allen and Thomas could be seen rehabbing on the sideline.
▪ Left tackle Eric Fisher missed practice because of a high ankle sprain. Safety Sanders Commings missed practice because of left knee inflammation, according to trainer Rick Burkholder. They both could be seen rehabbing on the sideline.
▪ Tackle Tavon Rooks did not practice after leaving Monday’s practice because of what Chiefs coach Andy Reid called “shortness of breath.” He was not on the sideline.
▪ Inside linebacker Josh Mauga missed his second straight practice because of a heel injury. Offensive lineman Garrett Frye (knee) missed practice for the seventh straight day. Both could be seen working out on the sideline.
▪ Receiver Junior Hemingway missed his 11th straight practice because of a hip sprain. He was not present.
▪ Quarterback Tyler Bray (torn ACL) did not practice for the 16th straight day. He is on the non-football injury list but again observed practice from the side.
▪ Nose tackle Dontari Poe (recovering from back surgery) and tight end Demetrius Harris (recovering from foot surgery) each missed practice for the 13th straight time. Both are on the PUP list, but Harris could be seen rehabbing on the sideline.
1 ― Remaining open-to-the-public training camp practices the Chiefs will hold. Camp in St. Joe comes to a close on Wednesday and will move to the team’s practice facility after that in a closed setting.