ST. JOSEPH, MO – The Chiefs went under the lights for the first time of training camp Wednesday evening, holding a tour-hour practice in front of 3,300 fans. Todd Haley had his team in shoulder pads and helmets for the first hour before removing the shells for 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 work.
Haley has slowly eased the Chiefs into pads through the first week of camp.
“I’m feeling good physically,” RB
Practicing under the lights also gave players reprieve from a heat wave that has seen heat indexes top the 100 degree mark multiple times.
“The first time under the lights is pretty good,” RB
Observations Under The Lights
- The NFL officials were on hand for the first time of training camp. Referee Ed Hochuli (#85) was joined by umpire Richard Hall (#49), back judge Don Carey (#126) and line judge Adrian Hill (#29). Hochuli and Co. will be in St. Joseph through Saturday’s Family Fun Day scrimmage.
- Chiefs veterans ineligible to practice were all on hand, watching the night practice from the sidelines. The CBA is expected to be finalized tomorrow, allowing the league year to begin and veteran free agent signees to practice.
- The Chiefs worked on kickoff coverage for the first time under new NFL rules that place the football on the 35-yard line. The Chiefs took an old-school approach to the kick with defenders lining up in three-point stances across the 30-yard line (kickoffs were placed on the 30-yard line last season with players eligible to line up 10 yards behind the football).
- Later, Baldwin turned in the first TD of the evening on a crossing pattern in the back of the end zone.
Photo Of The Night
WR Verran Tucker hauls in a TD catch during 7-on-7 drills