Day 3: Training Camp Quick Hitters (AM Practice)

I took a tour of the New River Falls facilities before practice this morning, and let me tell you, they are very nice. I've never seen Arrowhead's facilities, but from talking to some of the others, they are far better. The state of Missouri better pay attention for more information regarding the issue read Nick Athan's article on the hot topic.

Linebacker Scott Fujita is looking good in his return from injury. He's been moving well. In positional drills, Fujita was explosive and looked very close to the Fujita before the injury. He recovered a fumble by running back Dee Brown in 7-on-7 drills.

This morning was another good defensive day. The defensive line, first team and second team generated consistent pressure, particularly up the middle. Overall, pursuit was solid on the outside, and coverage was pretty good. Linebacker Boomer Grigsby and defensive tackle Junior Siavii both recorded sacks.

Wide receiver Craphonso Thorpe showed up just in time to make the catch of the day, with a leaping catch on the sideline. He's definitely and athlete. He looked pretty smooth in running his routes and seemed like he's not far behind physically.

Linebacker Kendrell Bell continues to play well. He was a little quiet at first, but I've noticed more and more plays from him as camp has progressed. Bell blew up a Larry Johnson run to the outside. It seems that he's getting more comfortable with Cunningham's defensive schemes.

Cornerback Eric Warfield, who hasn't been getting many reps but he's been making the most of the reps he does get. He had some pretty good coverage today, and batted a ball from wide receiver John Booth.

Cornerback Dexter McCleon continues to show no ill effects of the shoulder surgery that he had this off-season. He continues to show better cover ability than he did a year ago. In fact, he likes more like the corner who had such a great start to the 2004 season than the one who struggled last year. Still he's given up some big plays but did a nice job covering wide receiver Freddie Mitchell on several plays today.

Running back Larry Johnson has been getting the bulk of the carries with the first team. The Chiefs are limiting Priest Holmes' reps to keep him fresh, and Johnson has been the benefactor. Johnson continues to be impressive in camp. He's a very strong runner, and he's ripped off a couple of nice ones.

Tight End Kris Wilson had a nice leaping catch over safety Sammy Knight. He looked to have picked up a step from the first day of practice.

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