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The Chiefs and NFL by beat writer Terez Paylor

Chiefs’ training camp report for Monday

08/05/2013 1:04 PM

08/05/2013 1:15 PM

The offense

The offense didn’t have a lot of success in 12 plays of a third-down-and-long drill early in practice Monday. But Alex Smith did beat a Derrick Johnson blitz on one play, finding Devon Wylie for a big gain down the field. Later, Chase Daniel threw a pass out in the flat that Knile Davis took for a long gain.

The Chiefs worked inside the 20 during a long stretch toward the end of practice. Smith at one point threw three straight passes to Anthony Fasano, the last one going for a touchdown. Davis dropped in the end zone what should have been an easy catch of a Daniel pass.

Ricky Stanzi needed a big camp to have a chance to make the roster but that hasn’t happened. He received more bad news when the Chiefs issued a depth chart and he was fourth and last among quarterbacks. But Stanzi threw one of his best passes of camp on the final play of the drill inside the 20. He hit Frankie Hammond in the back of the end zone with a nice pass.

The defense

The defense brought plenty of pressure during full team drills. Back-to-back plays were whistled dead by coaches to signal a sack during the third-down-and-long drill. The defense later had three sacks over a stretch of five plays.

Backup linebacker Edgar Jones made the play of a running drill. He beat a block to get into the backfield and throw Shaun Draughn to the ground for a loss. Jones is the backup at right outside linebacker to Tamba Hali.

Rookie defensive back Otha Foster came up with an interception when a pass from Tyler Bray was behind the intended receiver and deflected to Foster. He made the catch inside the 20 and brought it back all the way, the play finishing with Bray in pursuit.

Injury report

Wide receiver Junior Hemingway (thumb), offensive linemen Donald Stephenson (finger) and Tommie Draheim (concussion), defensive lineman Miguel Chavis (groin), linebacker Mike Catapano (calf) and defensive backs Sanders Commings (collarbone) and Malcolm Bronson (knee) did not practice. Safety Husain Abdullah (groin) and offensive lineman Dustin Waldron (knee) left practice early.

Tuesday’s schedule

The Chiefs will practice at 8:15 a.m. It will be their final session before Friday night’s preseason opener against the Saints in New Orleans.

The number

9. That’s the number of consecutive preseasons with a losing record for the Chiefs since they went 3-2 in 2003. The Chiefs have a cumulative 7-29 record in the nine preseasons since.


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