Monday was no different.
During 7-on-7 drills, second-year player
The 6-foot-7 Harris showed his collegiate basketball skills by going up and making the play on a fantastic contested catch.
Led by veteran
Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson spoke with the media after practice on Monday, and was asked about Harris’ development.
“He’s showing that toughness— that willingness to compete,” Pederson said. “Again, today he made some good, tough catches and he’s learning. He’s learning and he’s getting better.
“He’s gotten stronger. The weight room has helped him. He understands the technique and the fundamentals that Coach (Tom) Melvin is teaching him, and he’s doing a good job in the line of scrimmage."
“He’s another one that has increased his strength,” Pederson said of Kush. “And he’s done a better job with his fundamentals and technique. A lot of it with hand placement and feet, you preach about that all the time with offensive linemen. He’s done a nice job but the strength for him—he came in here strong, but he’s gotten stronger.”
Meanwhile, on the defensive side of the ball, veteran outside linebacker
Hali spoke of all the talents the Chiefs have in a deep outside linebacker group.
“He (Bob Sutton) is just using the pieces like it’s chess,” Hali said. “Putting all his best players out there, allowing them to do what they do best. We have about five guys [or] six guys that can rush the passer so he puts us out there. We call it a dog front. He wants to see bunch of dogs go after it.”
Santos spoke after practice about getting all the reps at camp right now.
“It’s awesome,” Santos said. “It’s a chance for me to keep showing these coaches that I can kick in this league, so I love every rep that I can take and the more the better. Hopefully Ryan (Succop) can come out and we can kick together this game. If not, then I’ll be ready to take all the reps.”
In what is becoming a daily must-watch here at training camp, Santos and Succop, when he’s out there, routinely kick footballs right at Director of Video Operations Pat Brazil, when attempting field goals or extra points.
Brazil is the cameraman standing on the scissor lift behind the goalposts, and he’s the one dodging the balls and protecting the camera.
Santos said after practice that Brazil, and the tower in general, make for a good aiming point.
“If it’s short, I’ll try to hit the tower because it’s right down the middle,” Santos said. “It’s a good aiming point. The other day, we hit an extra point here from 33 yards and I hit it right to his (Pat Brazil) hands. So, it’s a good aiming point.”
The Chiefs return to practice Tuesday morning at 8:15 a.m.
Left practice early: LB
Excused from practice: TE
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