[Kansas City.com] Training camp update for Thursday, August 3rd.
A couple of days after coach Herm Edwards offered, Turley rested Thursday as the Chiefs finished up their first week of training camp. Larry Johnson also took a rare afternoon practice off, part of the Chiefs’ plan to monitor their Pro Bowl running back’s touches.
Turley, a veteran left tackle, is the leading candidate to replace 11-time Pro Bowler Willie Roaf.
Gonzalez to Miss Vikings Practice
Among those who won’t be at tonight’s Chiefs-Vikings practice is tight end Tony Gonzalez. He has plans to be at quarterback Warren Moon’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony this weekend in Canton, Ohio.
Gonzalez used to pick Moon’s brain as a young tight end, and they have remained close friends.
It has been a mind-bending offseason for Michael Bennett, and maybe that’s why he stood and watched in his first official day in a Chiefs uniform.
Bennett went to New Orleans in March, learned a new offense, then was traded to Kansas City earlier this week. Though he’s happy to be a Chief, Bennett was also eager to get to River Falls because he’s from Wisconsin. Asked Thursday whether he can still run a 4.4-second 40-yard dash – Bennett was a track star at Wisconsin – he said, “Man, you’re disrespecting my speed. 4.25. Yes, sir, I’m still running that.”
Edwards said defensive tackle Lional Dalton has a hamstring injury, not a knee injury, and won’t play tonight in Minnesota. Dalton could be out for a week.
Croyle (shoulder), halfback Priest Holmes (neck), wide receiver Scott McCready (shoulder), tight end Aaron Golliday (hamstring), guard Brian Waters (foot), defensive linemen Junior Siavii (knee), John Browning (back) and Steve Williams (knee) and defensive backs Lenny Walls (hamstring), William Bartee (Achilles’), Marcus Maxey (knee) and Alphonso Hodge (knee) did not practice.