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8/10 Camp Recap: Morning Rain & Texas-sized hits highlight Sunday's practice

Posted Aug 10, 2014

Despite rain in the morning, the Chiefs practiced outside on Sunday.

In what became both the most exciting and most stressful 10 seconds of practice Sunday morning, linebacker Derrick Johnson dropped running back Jamaal Charles in red-zone work on a pass across the middle of the field.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid explained his thoughts on the play after practice.

“They’ve got this Texas thing,” Reid said. “You’ve got to look at the positive: Jamaal got up and his head was good and everything else so I’m good with it. That is going to happen out here.”

With rain early in the morning, the fields on the campus of Missouri Western State were noticeably wet, but Reid was pleased with the work done on the field as well as the team’s ability to practice outside.

“Good work today,” Reid said. “Glad we were able to get outside. Weather cooperated a bit with us. Good challenging throughout. Man, offense and defense—it was all ones working together, twos with the twos [and] threes with the threes. They competed [and] they challenged each other.”

Reid touched on the cornerback reps being split up as Sean Smith was rotating in with the first team.

“What we’re doing is we’re rolling the three guys in there,” Reid said. “So, (Sean) Smith’s with the ones, he’s rolling with the ones, and they’re really getting an equal opportunity. It’s great competition right now.

“And Smith is coming off a good game. He’s playing good football right now and we got three or four of those guys and if we can get a fifth one that’s even better.”

Reid was asked about who looks good for the fifth cornerback spot.

“Well you see (DeMarcus) Van Dyke is playing good football,” Reid said. “(Phillip) Gaines is playing good football. I mean these guys are getting better everyday. Again, that’s a good thing and they’re getting a lot of reps which is important right now. It’s good players so I’m curious to see if they carry it over as they continue to get reps in games.”

As the Chiefs prepare for their last week of training camp, veteran linebacker Joe Mays isn’t looking ahead to being finished.

“There’s too much work to get done out here,” Mays said. “Yeah, it’s a couple days left and I noticed that but at the same time, you can’t look ahead that many days because there’s so much work we put in in one day. So we’re out here almost three hours. We have a ton of stuff we install so there’s a lot of work to do.”

The Chiefs will return for practice Monday morning at 8:15 a.m.

Practice bits:

Did not practice: DL Kona Schwenke (shoulder), DL Kyle Love (ankle), DL Mike DeVito (hand), CB Damond Smith (abductor strain), K Ryan Succop (groin)

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