Mini-Camp Update 6/6 AM

From the Truman Sports Complex

Practice No. 3 of the Chiefs mini-camp went down Saturday morning amidst a few rain drops.  There were 83 bodies taking part in the session.  The only one missing from Friday’s activity was LB Monty Beisel.

There were some changes on the No. 1 defense that lined up, as Demorrio Williams went inside at LB next to Zach Thomas, with Derrick Johnson moving to the second unit.  Plus, Maurice Leggett was working with the first team at left cornerback, ahead of Brandon Carr.

As head coach Todd Haley has said several times this weekend, there are no locked in starters with this football team. Too much should not be read into guys lining up on June 6th.

“There just looking at different combinations,” Leggett said after the practice. “It’s just something they tell us in meetings. I think they are just giving guys different looks.”

Leggett took advantage of his opportunity, picking off QB Matt Cassel during the seven-on-seven drill.  Had it been a game, the interception would have gone for six points.

Other observations from the morning practice:

– Former NFL WR Keyshawn Johnson was on the field watching the practice.

– Still  rehabbing are QB Brodie Croyle, DE Glenn Dorsey, RB Kolby Smith and DT Ron Edwards.

– With Beisel gone, Mike Vrabel moved up to the first team at OLB.

– The Chiefs worked on their punting game in special teams segments.  WRs Rodney Wright and Quentin Lawrence were handling the returns.  Lawrence struggled, as he dropped two punts and then did not catch another punt when he lost it in the sun.  Not a good start for the draft choice.

– In the teamwork portion of practice, Dantrell Savage may have had the best run, as he broke quickly through the hole and into the second level.

– TE Tony Curtis keeps showing up as a receiver, catching a nice throw from Cassel for 15 to 20 yards.  The quarterback had to get away from a blitz to get the throw off.

– The defense was jumpy in the practice, going across the line of scrimmage several times when they were in a blitz package.

– QB Ingle Martin was high on his throws throughout the practice.

– In the seven-on-seven drill, OLB Tamba Hali got a nice pass drop and shut off a short pass route that Cassel was looking for.

10 Responses to “Mini-Camp Update 6/6 AM”

  • June 6, 2009  - Dean in Columbia says:


    These updates are awesome. Thanks for spending your weekend gathering info to feed the die hards like me.

  • June 6, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Between his senior year injury, his on field struggles to date KC and too other questions about him, that Lawrence has more speed than Kaycee’s #6 draft choice in last years draft (Kevin Robinson) may merely translate to ’09s version leaving ‘faster’ than Robinson did…


  • June 6, 2009  - anonymous says:

    I think Savage could be the Chiefs little scat back type guy, like the guy in San Diego, Sprols” I think his name is.

    I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if Williams beats DJ out, Williams is a “tuff skin”

  • June 6, 2009  - Anonymous says:

    I don’t see Savage being like Sproles.

    Good to hear the D is blitzing/getting more pressure even if it still early.

    Any news on P. Walters? He’s one guy that I want to see step up and make the team.

  • June 6, 2009  - findthedr says:

    there is no way that williams is beating out DJ. He couldnt even take advantage of the oppurtunities last yr to become a starter.

    Savagge’s best 40 time was 4.46 at his pro day at 186lbs. According to the chiefs he is listed at 182lbs. His size/speed is comparable to sproles, but he hasnt played as fast.

    I fully expect Kolby to start the season on PUP, while jamaal charles picks up the remaining carries when LJ is not on the field.

  • June 6, 2009  - anonymous says:

    Time will tell fellas, time will tell.

  • June 6, 2009  - anonymous says:

    Yeah, I m curious also on guys like Walters and Bates.

  • June 6, 2009  - RedandGoldRice says:

    It’s really nice to hear Tamba making a play from the LB position. I’m rooting for him to make a smooth transition from DE. It’d be nice to keep that 1st rounder as a part of our team, even one making a switch to a different position rather than having another “bust” on the records.

  • June 6, 2009  - alex k says:

    Wow, DJ to second team, thats called wake up and make plays. Nice job for maurice to step up

    once again, i wait each day for these updates, love them, hope succop had a good practice again, and hope lawrence starts to perform.

  • June 6, 2009  - alex k says:

    btw on savage being the scat back, thats charles, and he can block….with 5 extra pounds however, maybe they feel he can take for carries, I sure hope so, I think we have a chris johnson that we dont use enough.

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