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QBs Tyler Bray, Aaron Murray get all the work in Chiefs practice Wednesday

07/23/2014 11:30 AM

07/23/2014 2:57 PM

Young Chiefs quarterbacks Tyler Bray and Aaron Murray had the offense to themselves on Wednesday morning.

With veterans reporting later in the afternoon, starter Alex Smith and backup Chase Daniel were excused from the final practice for rookies and selected veterans, so Bray, a second-year quarterback who did not step on the field in 2013, and Murray, the club’s fifth-round pick from Georgia, evenly divided the snaps.

It was pretty much a draw.

During two portions of whatever 11 on 11 the Chiefs could cobble among the 31 players on the field, Bray completed seven of eight passes. Murray was six of seven and took one coverage sack.

In his first round, Bray hit A.J. Jenkins on a crossing pattern; Weston Dressler on a swing pass in which Dressler, the Canadian Football Legue signee, escaped the coverage of outside linebacker Dee Ford; and hit a wide-open Kyle Jenkins, who beat Malcolm Bronson down the sidelines.

Murray made good by salvaging a high snap from Ben Gottschalk and tipping it to himself before hitting Frankie Hammond Jr. across the middle. Murray also connected with Deon Anthony on a sideline out against veteran Chris Owens.

The Chiefs then went to a session in the scoring zone. Bray hit Jenkins between two defenders in the corner of the end zone; he was high on a throw that Williams snagged over Brandon Jones; and hit Jarrell Jackson on a quick hitter defended by Vernon Kearney. After an incompletion, he threw a check down to running back Charcandrick West.

Murray was four-for-five in the scoring zone. He hit West leaking out of the backfield, Dressler in the seam, Darryl Sargent for a touchdown; and Albert Wilson for a touchdown in the middle of the end zone. His final pass sailed incomplete.

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