Day 19: Training Camp Quick Hitters (PM Practice)

The Chiefs had a very spirited practice this afternoon, showcasing many of the players who have been limited to one practice a day plus some returning from injury.

Linebacker Quinton Caver and Guard Will Shields returned to practice this afternoon, both worked in position drills but neither scrimmaged.

Tight End Tony Gonzalez put in a full practice, and was the target of several Trent Green passes.

Running Back Priest Holmes was spectacular in the 11 on 11 scrimmages in full pads, making moves like no other back in the NFL can.

Wide Receiver Samie Parker was the player of the day, making some eye-popping catches, one of which was a bomb from Trent Green that flew 40 yards in the air. More than one of them burned Dexter McCleon, who was no match for Parkers speed today, and the timing with Green was solid all practice long. Parker burned McCleon for a touchdown on another occasion and a couple big hits today while holding on to the ball each time. Parker caught all but one pass thrown his direction, having arguably his best practice of training camp.

Wide Receiver Marc Boerigter suited up and tried to go, but just wasn't able physically to practice.

Running Back Dee Brown made a nice move to gain 10 yards up the right side before being tackled by Linebacker Rich Scanlon.

Brown tried the middle on the next play but was met immediately by Linebacker Boomer Grigsby for a gain of one yard.

Defensive End Jimmy Wilkerson, the star of the morning practice and talk of the media due to his new position working with the first team, was held in check all afternoon by Tackle Willie Roaf. Going against Roaf is tough; actually impossible is a better word, assignment on your first day as a starter.

Safety Sammy Knight flew into the backfield and tackled Priest Holmes on a sweep to the right side before the play had a chance to develop. Where was that Friday night? Nonetheless, it was great to see today. Occasionally, Knight shows flashes of absolute brilliant play.

Sammy Knight two plays in a row, this time it's stopping Wide Receiver Dante Hall in the backfield on a reverse for no gain.

Wide Receiver Craphonso Thorpe was held out of practice this afternoon with an injury to his left pinky.

In the most devastating hit of the practice, Benny Sapp and Justin Perkins collided, with Sapp getting the worst of it. Sapp's nose was bleeding heavily as he left the field, but there was no permanent damage.

Linebacker Kendrell Bell broke up a pass from Trent Green to Tony Gonzalez down the middle without holding Gonzalez in a 7 on 7 drill, a feat seldom accomplished by any Linebacker. Bell won't play Saturday versus the Cardinals, but is expected to be cleared for full contact next week. Bell has looked great in coverage this week.

Tight End Kris Wilson caught a pass with Linebacker Derrick Johnson draped all over him, and held on as Johnson tried to strip the ball.

The Chiefs have another day tomorrow just like today, shells in the morning and full pads in the afternoon.

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