[Kansas City.com] Training camp update for Tuesday, August 15th.
Goodbye River Falls
There was no long final horn, a la the Dick Vermeil days, but the Chiefs’ final practice of training camp was nonetheless spirited.
Coach Herm Edwards said he learned a lot about his new team over the last three weeks, and that he has some “good-character players.”
“I think character’s the thing that always keeps you steady and gives you the ability to get through the hard times,” Edwards said, “when the season kind of goes up and down for you.”
Edwards didn’t give the team a freebie in the last workout. The Chiefs practiced for roughly an hour and 45 minutes in up-tempo fashion. When it was over, a smattering of claps came from the 200 or so fans who stuck around.
More Time for Trent & Larry?
Unlike last weekend’s game at Houston, Edwards said his starters will get more of a workout in East Rutherford. The No. 1 units will play into the second quarter, though some of them might be pulled earlier than that.
When Edwards passed running back Larry Johnson at the Rodli Commons earlier Tuesday, Edwards cracked, “You might be wearing that baseball cap a lot this week.” The Chiefs have been trying to manage and limit Johnson.
Quarterback Brodie Croyle (shoulder); running backs Michael Bennett (hamstring) and Priest Holmes (neck); wide receiver Scott McCready (shoulder); offensive linemen Brian Waters (foot) and Peter Heyer (calf); defensive linemen John Browning (back), Hali (ribs), Carlos Hall (knee) and Stephen Williams (knee); and defensive back William Bartee (Achilles’ tendon) did not practice. Defensive tackle Junior Siavii (knee) did not participate in team drills.