Rookie Mini-Camp Report Saturday A.M.

From the Truman Sports Complex

The Chiefs gave the media  30-minute window into the second full practice of the rookie mini-camp  Saturday morning.

The Chiefs had 33 players participating: six first-year players, eight draft choices, 12 college free agents, long snapper Tanner Purdum and six tryout players.  The team has not released any information on the players who are in camp without a contract.  There were 16 in the white jersey tops of the offense and 17 in the red jersey tops of the defense and special teams.

Here’s a look at what we could see from the defense in our short time on the field.

We’ll look at the offense in the afternoon session.

The defense came out in the 3-4 with the rookies as they did a walkthrough against the Chiefs offense.  On the defensive line were draft choice Tyson Jackson at LDE, first-year Derek Lokey at NT and draft choice Alex Magee at RDE.  Working at outside linebackers with the first group were first-year man Darrell Robertson and college free agent Pierre Walters.  Inside linebackers were a pair of college free agents Javon Belcher and Corey Smith.  On the corners were draft choice Donald Washington and college free agent Londen Fryar, with college free agent Ricky Price and an unknown tryout player at safety.

There were five players working with Tim Krumrie on individual drills for the defensive line.  One thing about the new additions to the group is their height: college free agents Bobby Greenwood and Dion Gales are both 6-5, Jackson is 6-4 and Magee is listed at 6-3.

Working on outside LB drills were Walters and Robertson, with Belcher, Smith and a tryout player working at inside linebacker. The tryout was believed to be Yale LB Bobby Abare.

There were  five defensive backs involved in the drills:  CBs Fryar, Washington and college free agent Jackie Bates with Price and a tryout player at safety.

Purdum and kicker Ryan Succop were also on the field.

6 Responses to “Rookie Mini-Camp Report Saturday A.M.”

  • May 9, 2009  - alex k says:

    Thanks for the update, every little bit helps get that bigger picture in our heads.

    I cant imagine being an undrafted FA having to try to stop Jackson, that will be a mismatch for awhile.

    Thanks again, if you find out anything on Q Lawrence this afternoon let us know, that 4.2 speed I just wonder if its still there.

  • May 9, 2009  - W says:

    Derek Lokey’s going to find it tough, despite his immense strenghth, to make it in the NFL if he’s playing NT at 287 lbs.

  • May 9, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Bob, I hope the kicker with the ‘iffy’ last name is as good as he’s been touted by some.

    I’d read elsewhere that Ryan Succop’s surname is in fact pronounced just as one would suspect … based on the spelling: suck-up or suck-op.

    Can’t be any worse than Justin Medlock and Zenon Andrusyshyn, one supposes…or Lin Elliott.


  • May 9, 2009  - RedandGoldRice says:

    You’d hope the current regime would have considered who they’d like to take a look at for the NT position and have informed them they should start bulking up.
    On the other hand, I’d like to think most NFL linemen with a year of NFL experience under their belt would have put on some weight in muscle mass by this time.
    I don’t think 295 would be out of the question at this point. If he could bulk up to 310-315, he could spot in for some duty next season.

  • May 9, 2009  - I saw it. says:

    Lokey is my darkhorse. I hope him the best.

    That said. Mystery DB for the championship. This guy is so good they escorted him to the practice field in a blacked out van. He played with a lucha libre wrestling mask on.

    Several times they made him switch jerseys with other players behind a screen.

    ? for starter.

  • May 9, 2009  - head cheif says:

    dude what the hell r u talking about

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