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8/4 Camp Recap: Sorensen Shines Monday Morning

Posted Aug 4, 2014

The Kansas City Chiefs were able to get back outside Monday morning for practice after being forced inside Sunday because of weather

With two interceptions on the day, rookie safety Daniel Sorensen had his most visibly impressive day of training camp thus far.

Speaking with the media after practice, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid spoke well of Sorensen.

“He’s playing good football,” Reid said. “He’s a good special teams player also, which is important in a backup safety role. He’s making progress as we go. The thing you see with young guys, rookies, is you start backing days together. It’s not just one practice, it’s two, three practices. Then you know they’re kind of getting it right there.”

On the offensive side of the ball, quarterback Alex Smith hit receiver Kyle Williams on a pass deep down the field for the “Play of the Day.

After practice, Smith talked about the offense’s goals going into Thursday’s preseason game.

“Score some points,” Smith said. “To be effective you’re not game-planning for any of this stuff, you are going out and playing. You’re not sure what they are going to show, you’re not sure what you’re showing. So it is a little different. But no question, you’re strapping the pads on, you’re putting the jersey on, you are expected to go out there and play well.”

There weren’t any full live team periods so there wasn’t any tackling to the ground, but there was still some hitting going on with the running backs and linebackers going 1-on-1 in pass blocking drills (backs on backers).

One player who consistently stands out in this drill is running back Jamaal Charles, who takes pride in his ability to protect the quarterback on passing plays.

“You have to have motivation to do it,” Charles said after practice. “You just have to be hungry. You just have to feel like you have to go knock their head off before they knock yours off. That’s my job, I love contact. I just don’t like getting embarrassed when a linebacker tries to bull rush me. I told my running backs, ‘this is the Jamaal Charles rule, as long as you can hold them for three seconds you’re good.’”

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The Chiefs are off on Tuesday as they prepare for their first preseason game on Thursday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Practice bits:

Running back Joe McKnight practiced for the first time all training camp (knee)

Did not practice: OL Eric Kush (personal), WR Junior Hemingway (hamstring), WR Mark Harrison (hamstring), LB Dezman Moses (elbow), DL Kyle Love (ankle), Mike Catapano (illness)

Left early: DL Mike DeVito (hand)

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