The Kansas City Chiefs took to the practice field in helmets and shells today for session number seven of Training Camp. Today was a lot less intense, but there were still some notable moments and takeaways from this light session.
The Kansas City Chiefs were back out on the field for day seven of Training Camp in St Joseph, Missouri. Today’s practice was a bit lighter than the past couple of days as the team took the field in shells and helmets rather than full pads. Light practices like this are used to break up the intensity and to allow players a chance to ease back into the swing of hitting each other on a regular basis.
Today’s light session probably could not have been better timed as it came on the heels of a day where several players ended up visiting the trainers. Head coach Andy Reid gave an update on the dinged up players, with none of yesterday’s injury concerns being major.
Rookie guard Parker Ehinger returned to the field today, though he had a lighter session and worked only a little in team drills. Third year man, and likely backup, Zach Fulton took the first team snaps in Ehinger’s place. The team really likes Ehinger, and he appears to be an upgrade over Fulton, so getting him back is a big deal.
Wide receiver Albert Wilson and safety Daniel Sorenson did not practice today. Wilson was described as having a calf strain and should be back soon. Reid said that Sorenson is has a sprained foot. Today was his second practice missed, and he is not in a strong position to be missing reps on the field. The Chiefs put rookie Eric Murray in for Sorenson, and rotated a stable of receivers through Wilson’s spot.
Safety Ron Parker was back in the field in full today after suffering a late injury yesterday. There is apparently no further issue for him and he is expected to continue on. That’s good news for the Chiefs as they are fairly light in the safety department as far as reliable backups go.
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