Back Home Practice #1 Report

From the Truman Sports Complex

Chiefs head coach Todd Haley had good news to report Monday afternoon on the condition of CB Maurice Leggett.

In Saturday’s game in Tampa Bay, Leggett took a knee to the head/neck area and went down on the field. Trainers and doctors immobilized him, strapped him to a back board and then loaded him on a cart. He was taken to a Tampa hospital where he was kept Saturday night.

While refusing to acknowledge whether Leggett is out of the hospital in Tampa, or back in Kansas City or in some other location, Haley did say that all signs are positive for the third-year cornerback.

“All signs point positive,” Haley said. “The neck and all those issues, the tests came back negative. Sounds like he’ll be able to get back at it sooner rather than later.”

Monday afternoon’s practice was a continuation of the pace and manner of the workouts that were held in St. Joseph. They were in full pads and went for two hours, including a developmental period at the end where players on the second and third team got about 10 live plays, while the starters ran gasers on a adjoining field.

Here are some observations:

– Besides Leggett, those not participating in Monday’s practice were CB Michael Richardson and G Darryl Harris.

– Returning to practice were QB Brodie Croyle, RB Kestahn Moore and S Jon McGraw.

– Croyle did not work as the second-team QB however, as Tyler Palko held down that spot. Croyle had what appeared to be a small pad taped to his right forearm.

– McGraw was back in the starting lineup at free safety, pushing Kendrick Lewis back to the second team. Also in the revolving depth chart of the pre-season, Rudy Niswanger was back at the No. 1 center spot, in place of Casey Wiegmann. At inside linebacker, Demorrio Williams and Corey Mays were with the No. 1 defense.

– Here was how the No. 2 defense lined up on Monday – Shaun Smith and Wallace Gilberry at DEs, Derek Lokey at NT, Andy Studebaker and Cameron Sheffield at OLB, Derrick Johnson and Jovan Belcher at ILB, Travis Daniels and Javier Arenas were the CBs and at S were Kendrick Lewis and Reshard Langford.

– Derrick Johnson got a nice drop in pass coverage and had a chance to pick off a pass from Palko, but he dropped the throw.

– WR Jeremy Horne was able to pull a pass away from CB Jackie Bates down the field, showing good strength and tenacity.

– During a special teams drill, the quarterbacks were on a separate field. While one QB would drop back to pass, the others would stand about and hit him with pads.

– Haley’s ire was raised during a kickoff drill when his No. 1 return team did not fall on a mortar kick. Instead, the ball was recovered by the kickoff team down the field. After any kickoff travels 10 yards, it’s a free ball.

– The No. 2 offensive line for the most part on Monday was LT Barry Richardson, LG Dan Santucci, C Lemuel Jeanpierre, RG Jon Asamoah and RT Colin Brown.

– In the developmental period which was live, with tackling, RB Jackie Battle cracked off a pretty run that would have been about 30 yards or more. Battle got through the wash at the line of scrimmage and he then kept faking out defenders with shifty moves that had them grabbing air.

– Also in that developmental scrimmage, S Reshard Langford made some nice tackles.

4 Responses to “Back Home Practice #1 Report”

  • August 23, 2010  - Edward says:

    We’re really loaded at running back I hope we can keep all these guys sound like we got some real players in the backfield.

  • August 23, 2010  - Byzkit says:

    Good to hear that Maurice Leggett is doing good…

  • August 23, 2010  - Blake says:

    so where was Weigmann and Ndukeway? 3rd string?

  • August 23, 2010  - Michael says:

    They’re both listed second string; Weigmann behind Niswanger at center, and Ndukwe behind Waters at guard.

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