Marcus Cooper was probably the big winner on defense for the Kansas City Chiefs. The team mixed things up at safety, and Cooper stood head and shoulders above Jeron Johnson and Akeem Davis with the first string. Cooper has had a very solid camp and may make the roster as a sort of utility defensive back.
Jaye Howard had a standout day for the defense. He has looked very solid this camp, especially against the run. He got into the backfield several times to break up run plays before they could even get started.
Also of note was linebacker Dee Ford who is starting to show his pass rush ability. Ford got pressure on a few snaps and recorded a sack (which is very difficult to do in Training Camps). The Chiefs need Ford to be able to step up early in the season.
The defensive star of the day for the Kansas City Chiefs was safety Daniel Sorensen. After having a very quiet camp for the first few days, Sorensen appears to have found his footing and is making the most of his time with the first team while Eric Berry is away. Sorensen is emerging as a legitimate contender for the third safety role left vacant by the retirement of Husain Abdullah.
Chris Jones also had a nice day for himself as he looked very good in his reps. The second round rookie defensive end drew praise from John Dorsey over the natural talent he has shown as a pass rusher. That’s something the Chiefs will likely need from him until the return of Justin Houston.
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