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8/1 Camp Recap: Chiefs offense comes up big on Friday

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Despite a little rain in the morning, the Kansas City Chiefs took the field outside for practice Friday morning

It was running back Cyrus Gray’s open-field move in a live period that got the crowd at Missouri Western State University hooting and hollering Friday morning at Chiefs training camp.

Taking the handoff and running through the right side of the offensive line, Gray put a double-move on the defender and accelerated on his left foot for a few extra yards down the field.

It wasn’t just Gray that was showing his moves either, fellow running back Knile Davis took a pass in the left flat, gave a spin move and busted it 95 yards down the field before being pushed out by cornerback Marcus Cooper in a full live period.

Take those two big plays, plus physical blocks to the ground from offensive linemen Jeff Allen and Zach Fulton on two separate plays, and the offense had a pretty good day in getting the crowd excited.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Chiefs saw a new face wearing No. 47 as veteran safety Steve Gregory, who was signed on Thursday, was out on the field on Friday.

Gregory, an eight-year veteran, has spent time with both the San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots. He’s played in 111 games and has 357 tackles, three sacks and seven interceptions in his career.

Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton spoke about Gregory after practice.

“We got a veteran player, an experienced guy that has been in a lot of different systems, most recently New England,” Sutton said. “So, his biggest transition will be terminology. What he might have been used to calling apples, we call oranges. So, that’s going to be his first transition.

“He’s got to get back into pads and understand all that stuff, which we’re going to give him the time to do that. But I think we got us a good football player, a guy that can take command back there—he’s done that in the past in his career.”

Gregory spoke to the media after practice about getting the call from the Chiefs.

“I’ve been trying to stay in shape all summer just waiting for my number to be called,” Gregory said. “I was happy that the Chiefs did call me. I’m really excited to be here [and] be part of this organization. They have a lot of great things going on here and I’m just really pumped to be here.”

The Chiefs return to practice Saturday morning at 8:15 a.m.

Practice bits:

“He had a right ankle injury two days ago and what he actually had was very similar to a high ankle sprain. But, to the extreme where he needed surgery to repair that high ankle sprain and as his foot externally rotated on the play, he fractured his fibula so Dr. Barnthouse down in Kansas City fixed him yesterday and he’s back home right now recovering. We’ll give you updates as we go with him with his return, but he’s got some rehab ahead of him."

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