Day 10: Training Camp Quick Hitters (Family Night)

The Chiefs organization gave the fans a treat in River Falls, WI tonight by sponsoring the annual "Family Fun Night". Fans were treated to an hour-long autograph session where their favorite players were available to sign jerseys, caps, and any number of items with the Chiefs insignia on it.

The atmosphere was all fun for a couple hours until the players moved into the stadium at Ramer Field and had a fill speed scrimmage that lasted just over an hour and a half.

Highlights:
Wide Receiver Marc Boerigter made a nice catch for a touchdown as Quarterback Trent Green hit him in stride while running full speed.

Free Safety Greg Wesley made a nice interception and had another pick go through his hands as he covered the field from sideline to sideline. Wesley was the defensive player of the night in the estimation of the three Warfield Illustrated staff writers on hand covering the action tonight.

Running Back Priest Holmes scored a touchdown on a run off left tackle that included a beautiful cut-move that left more than one defender faked out of their cleats.

Wide Receivers' Chris Horn and Craphonso Thorpe had nice catches, Thorpe was particularly impressive, scoring a touchdown and was the offensive player of the night. Thorpe has really picked up his play and is creating some separation between him and the other wide receivers fighting for one of the last remaining roster spots at that position.

Lional Dalton had an impressive outing as well, stuffing the interior run lanes and applying pressure to the quarterbacks.

Priest Holmes lined up at wide receiver and blocked down on linebacker Derrick Johnson on a Dante Hall reverse. Holmes block knocked the rookie flat on his back.

Tight End Edwin Thompson and fullback Tony Richardson made impressive receptions, as did wide receiver Samie Parker who dove for the ball once it had gone through that hands of cornerback Dexter McCleon. He was in good position on the ball, and looks to be playing like he did in 2003 when he was tied for the team lead in interceptions.

Punter Dustin Colquitt had four outstanding punts, all ranging from 52 to 64 yards in length. Colquitt's punts don't turn over, the nose remains pointed straight up with a lefty waggle action on the ball that makes them hard to catch, however return specialist Dante Hall caught each punt tonight. Punter Nick Murphy had a couple of nice punts, but one slid off his foot barely reaching 40 yards and floating out of bounds.

Safety William Bartee excelled in punt coverage tonight; dropping Hall for a five yard loss once after he tried to reverse the field on a return.

Tomorrow the Chiefs have a specials teams practice at 10:45 am, and a full practice at 4:45 in the afternoon.

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