From the Truman Sports Complex
Fast and furious was the theme of the Chiefs day of work on Wednesday as they held their second practice of bye week.
Romeo Crennel put them in pads for an abbreviated session and then the boys were flying out of the parking lot, most headed to the KCI for flights home, to Las Vegas or South Beach.
“We are trying to improve our individual technique,” Crennel said of his goal for Wednesday’s practice. “We have been concentrating on ourselves, trying to improve ourselves.”
It’s starting to sound like RB Peyton Hillis may finally be ready to come back from the high ankle sprain he suffered in New Orleans more than three weeks ago. “He did a little bit more and went through individual drills with the running backs so that was a good sign,” Crennel said. “Hopefully he will continue his improvement.”
DE Glenn Dorsey (calf) and WR Devon Wyle (hamstring) were both still in the rehab area and not participating in the football portion of practice.
C Ryan Lilja was on the field, but he was not working in the Chiefs offensive line drills. Lilja’s been dealing with a back injury for several weeks although he’s not left the field for any plays.
All the other players listed by Crennel on an injury report were involved in some manner with practice. RB Jamaal Charles has a back issue, but he was working in practice. TE Steve Maneri pushed through on his sore ankle.
Otherwise, everyone else was available for practice before they headed home for a long weekend away from the training complex.
They report back on Monday.