As I mentioned before, today was the first “live” session for the Kansas City Chiefs. That means full pads, full contact, and full speed. Apart from the quarterbacks, everyone on the field was fair game. The defense definitely stepped up its intensity today and showed themselves to be the formidable unit Chiefs Kingdom has come to expect.
On the injury front, Daniel Sorenson returned to the practice field today and mixed back in with the safeties. It will be interesting to see how that situation plays out now that some of the other guys have gotten a chance with the first team defense.
Albert Wilson was not on the field today as he is still recovering from a calf strain. Rod Streater took most of his reps with the first team. That could develop into quite the camp battle. Wilson had done well so far in camp, but Streater is playing for the future of his career. Streater’s path to the roster is not a given. The young Chiefs receivers have looked good so far, and Streater is a much larger cap hit than they are.
The Chiefs did suffer a pair of injuries today. Linebacker Josh Mauga has a groin injury, while defensive back Shannon Edwards has a shoulder issue. Both players will be getting MRIs done to determine the extent. While you never want to see an injury, if Josh Mauga has to miss any amount of time, that will open the door for Justin March to get some time with the first team defense.
The Kansas City Chiefs will practice every day until they make their trip for their first preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on August 13. That will be the staff’s first chance to get a real look at this team. You can expect changes in the depth chart to come shortly afterwards. Overall, the team is looking very solid right now. Only a few concerns, but nothing glaring at the moment. That is a good sign for a team that is expected to be in the title picture.