Practice Report 12/2 Update

From the Truman Sports Complex

The Chiefs got back to practice Wednesday morning and head coach Todd Haley had them working outside despite temperatures in the high 30s  and with a strong wind ripping across the practice fields that made it feel 10 degrees colder.

It is December and with five cold weather games to play starting this Sunday against Denver, Haley wants to make sure his team is ready for all conditions.

“Wind is probably the biggest factor to me,” said Haley. “That’s what would most effect a game plan. I’ve been in games in the snow where teams moved it up and down the field pretty good. Wind and rain have to be taken int account.”

Sunday’s early forecast from the National Weather Service is cold, windy but right now a limited chance of precipitation.

In the early part of  Wednesday’s practice, everyone was taking part; the only player in the rehab area was OL Colin Brown, who is on the injured-reserve list. The Chiefs practice report had just RBs Kolby Smith and Dantrell  Savage listed as limited in participation. Both have ankle injuries.

OLB Mike Vrabel was back on the field and he was back working with the No. 1 defense. G Andy Alleman was back as well, but he did not step right back into the starting spot at RG that he held when he was injured. It looks like Wade Smith is going to continue to work with the first-team offense at that spot.

LB David Herron (knee) and LB Justin Rogers (thigh) were also taking part in the early practice segments.

On the field were the two newest members of the team’s practice squad: NT Derek Lokey and OL Jermail Porter. Lokey is wearing No. 69, while Porter has No. 77.

9 Responses to “Practice Report 12/2 Update”

  • December 2, 2009  - gorillafan says:

    Good, everyone back in full force….hope we can watch another home game win!!

  • December 2, 2009  - colby says:

    Nice to see that they signed an OT to the practice squad. Gotta keep trying to find and develop offensive linemen.

  • December 2, 2009  - gorillafan says:

    Yeah, why would they do that colby??, they are too stupid to address our o-line, remember they just aquire defensive players…….HAHA

  • December 2, 2009  - Mad Chief says:

    I wouldn’t get too excited about Porter, guys. He wrestled in college…and I think I read that he’s never played a down of organized football. Hats off to Pioli for continuing to look for players, though.

  • December 2, 2009  - gorillafan says:

    I just quickly checked and googled his name, you are very correct Mad Cheif….ugh

    But I guess we never know what someone can turn into, I guess there is enough there to atleast see him practice

  • December 2, 2009  - Jim Lloyd+ says:

    Poter ;
    No bad habits ——–

  • December 2, 2009  - el cid says:

    Curley Culp was an outstanding wrestler and he worked out. Based on nothing, he might be more suited to the defensive line over the OL. With no experience in football, offensive technics are more complicated than say DT moves.

  • December 2, 2009  - ED says:

    People criticized Haley’s intense offsesaon workout, but from the looks of it these guys are staying off the injury report. Compared to the last 3 seasons under Herm guys stayed hurt. So just proves this guy has a blueprint for success once he gets more bullets in the chamber he’ll have us winning in no time,and by bullets I do mean more talented players.

  • December 2, 2009  - colby says:

    Here’s a nice article on Porter for any who are interested. The Pats were looking for another Stephen Neal it appears. Neal made the transition from wrestler to NFL lineman. Maybe Porter can do the same. I usually don’t get fired up over practice squad guys, but since we need so much help on the offensive line going into next season, any time they add one this year I will be very interested.

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