Practice Report-Update – 9/14

From the Truman Sports Complex

Reshard Langford is back with the Chiefs, signed to take the roster spot of starter SS Eric Berry who was officially placed on the injured-reserve list on Wednesday.

Langford was with the team through the 2010 season and into training camp and the pre-season this year before he was released as part of the Chiefs roster cut to 53 players.

During the open media window to Wednesday’s practice, the secondary was working in the nickel defense, and Sabby Piscitelli and Donald Washington were working in Berry’s spot. Veteran Jon McGraw figures to be the starter in the base defense.

All 61 players on the active roster and practice squad were on the field for Wednesday afternoon’s session. WR Jonathan Baldwin continues to be a limited participant because of that broken right thumb. He was back in the rehab area once the receivers started catching passes. He continues to wear a brace on the right wrist and hand. Of course, no word from the Chiefs on how far away he may be from being a full-time participant in practice, let alone playing in a game.

OT Jared Gaither (knee) appeared to be taking part in the practice while the offensive line worked in position drills. He was inactive for last Sunday’s game because of that injury.

The Chiefs also made moves on their practice squad roster. They brought back FB Shane Bannon and OL Butch Lewis, who were released from the practice squad last week. To make room for them on the eight-man team, they released TE Kyle Nelson and OL Lucas Patterson, who they signed last week.

In fact, Patterson was added to the practice squad on Saturday and was released on Wednesday, without taking the field for a practice. It’s an odd move by the Chiefs. Nelson was a “Lookie Lou” because of his ability as a long snapper.

On the Chiefs injury/practice report only Baldwin was listed as did not practice. For the Lions, listed as did not practice were S Louis Delmas (hip), DT Nick Fairley (foot), T Jason Fox (foot), WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) and DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (not injury related). CB Alphonso Smith (foot) and WR Maurice Stovall (hand) were limited in practice.

6 Responses to “Practice Report-Update – 9/14”

  • September 14, 2011  - bhive01 says:

    I liked what I saw from Langford. He seems big which would probably help out in the run game. I’m not sure he’s all that fast, but I remember him making quite a few special team tackles which indicates he’s not all that bad.

    I like McGraw too, but I agree with others comments in that he’s too damn slow now. I don’t really like Sabby much. I don’t feel he deserved his spot on the roster. Nothing personal, but he just didn’t show anything to me in the preseason to warrant knocking Langford off the roster.

    Good to see Bannon back. I want that guy to have a chance behind McClain, but for christ’s sake, McClain needs some goram carries along with Charles. Let’s get the running game going against the Lions. We need that stability.

  • September 14, 2011  - Tim says:

    Bob, I wish somebody would ask Haley an obvious question(s): considering last Sunday as some pretty convincing evidence that our guys weren’t ready…just how far behind are we relative to what appears to be most teams, in terms of being ready to physically play competitive football & how long will it realistically take to catch up considering your training camp in this different offseason was light on physicality?

  • September 15, 2011  - bhive01 says:

    @Tim, do you think he’d honestly answer that question? He doesn’t ever answer any questions directly and even indirectly he dodges things.

    He’d say we were ready now, and if he were to say otherwise I’d start to wonder if aliens took over his body.

  • September 15, 2011  - Chuck says:

    Everytime someone mentions the name of Jonathan Baldwin it angers me. That fight should have never happened. And to break the kids right thumb is ridiculous. If T. Jones had to prove his manhood to the kid he could have done it differently without breaking his right thumb and knocking him out of the first 2 or 3 games. Color me frustrated. Afterall the kid is our FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICK!!!!!!

  • September 15, 2011  - Tim says:

    I don’t know if he would…I just believe it legitimately should be asked. We’ll not know til season’s end because his previously stated thinking was to get into shape to play 16 games. The clear implication of that is that teams that didn’t concentrate on getting into such condition, as he suggests, would fall by the wayside as the season played out. Time will tell, but my question is a legitimate one & should be asked.

  • September 15, 2011  - el cid says:

    Not sure where or if you follow Haley news conferences. When he does not want to answer he sometimes will say he will not comment but normally pretends (gosh, I can only hope so) to not understand the question like it was a foreign language. After three years we all should be used to how the Chiefs answer fairly tough question, they don’t, period. That is the style of Pioli and Haley has, rather poorly, done the same. Questions to the Chiefs will only frustrate you or any other fan.

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