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7/22 Camp Recap: Fisher takes the field

Posted Jul 22, 2014

The Chiefs conclude their second day of training camp with the rookies, quarterbacks and select veterans practicing this morning

The story of practice this morning on the campus of Missouri Western State University was the appearance of second-year player and the Chiefs former first-round pick, left tackle Eric Fisher.

Working through some offseason injuries, Fisher admitted at this point that he’s ready to get to work.

“I feel great honestly,” Fisher said. “I feel good. Like I said, I’m ready to get to work. I’m out here. I’m glad I got here early to get a jump on things.”

With offseason shoulder surgery and the change in positions from the right side to the left side of the offensive line, there’s plenty of work ahead for Fisher.

“I had the surgery, so I need to get out here and get situated before the vets get here,” Fisher said. “It felt good. You know, just back to football like I’ve been doing my whole life.”

Making the switch over to the left side of the offensive line, Fisher doesn’t feel any added pressure with the move back to his collegiate position, covering the quarterbacks blindside at left tackle.

“It’s not about pressure; it’s about doing your job and blocking everything else out,” Fisher said. “It’s like riding a bike. I felt good out there today. It’s a lot more natural for me. I’m really excited about it.”

Another veteran who’s out at practice trying to get better is cornerback Chris Owens, who explains his mindset going into camp.

“Everything is going well,” Owens said. “We just got to keep it up. It’s a grind, training camp is always a grind, but as football players we always cherish this time of year. We put in all the work now to be ready for the season.”

The Chiefs will continue their march towards the regular season here at training camp and will have their first open practice to the public on Thursday, July 24 at 3:30 p.m.

There is no admission charge that day for fans.

Practice bits:

  • TE Demetrius Harris had play of the day with a one-handed snag where he had to jump and extend for the ball.
  • De’Anthony Thomas continues to show his versatility at practice.  
  • Fisher spent early part of the practice doing pad work, drills to help with transition back to LT.
  • DL Dominique Hamilton and Kona Schwenke continue to get plenty of reps as they’re the only two DL during these first three days of camp.
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