Day 4: Training Camp Quick Hitter (AM Practice)

Although this morning's special teams practice didn't get all the media attention, it was still an important practice from the team's standpoint and the players. For many players, particularly the lower round and undrafted guys, showing special teams ability can make the difference between staying with the Chiefs, and going home.

The Chiefs worked on kickoffs and kickoff returns today. Place kicker Lawrence Tynes was absolutely booming the ball, with the majority of his kicks getting close to or in the endzone.

There wasn't much live action. The coaches spent the majority of the practice installing and coaching plays and working on the finer points of special teams.

First team kick coverage consisted of the following players: Lawrence Tynes, cornerback Benny Sapp, safeties Willie Pile, Shaunard Harts and William Bartee, and linebackers Kris Griffin, Boomer Grigsby, Gary Stills, Rich Scanlon, Keyaron Fox and Quentin Caver.

First team kick return: returner Dante Hall, tight end Kris Wilson, wide receivers Chris Horn and Marc Boerigter, offensive linemen Jordan Black and Chris Bober, Bartee, Caver, Stills and Fox.

In other Chiefs news….

Dick Vermeil said that Kendrell Bell was feeling better but he did not clarify when he'd return to the practice field. Just to be safe they are being very conservative in their medical approach with Bell because of their past history.

The news is also a bit encouraging for Pro Bowl Guard Will Shields. Vermeil confirmed that he is feeling better but is in Kansas City seeing his own doctor.

The worst news of the day is the free agent wide receiver Freddie Mitchell will undergo a minor knee scope. It's not considered serious at this time but nobody will know that until the team gets results from the surgery.

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