Nuts and Bolts of Saturday's practice:
- Monday marked the first day the players could wear full pads at practice, and they were excited
- It was a "thud" day according to coach Andy Reid, which meant there was no tackling to the ground but there was "some good hitting" going on
- Monday's injury report can be found **HERE**
- After 30 minutes of practice outside, the team was forced to move indoors because of lightning
- "My heart goes out to all of these fans that showed up here," Reid said after practice. "We've got these rules and regulations (regarding lightning). Bottom line is we had to come inside. We had to make sure both the players and fans were safe. But come tomorrow. Let's try it again and hopefully we'll be outside."
- After practice, offensive linemen Ben Grubbs and Eric Kush, defensive lineman Mike Catapano, cornerback Marcus Peters and running back Knile Davis all spoke with the media.
The Chiefs took to the field for the first full pads Training Camp practice. The second half of practice was moved indoors due to lightning strikes in the area.
Top Plays from Saturday's practice
The standout player on Monday was rookie first-round pick, cornerback Marcus Peters.
With three interceptions and four pass breakups between 11-on-11 and 7-on-7 drills, Peters was all over the place making plays for the first-team defense.
Early in 11-on-11 work, Peters broke on an outside route from tight end Travis Kelce and made a fantastic catch along the sideline for the interception not more than five feet in front of the area where the media was standing.
Just a few plays later, Peters would blow up an attempted screen pass out in the flat to fullback Anthony Sherman. Later in practice, he didn't bite on the misdirection and was able to break up a pass intended down the field for Charcandrick West.
Kelce and Smith would later hook up on a nice pass down the seam where Kelce had inside leverage on safety Ron Parker. Smith led him perfectly down the field on a big gain for the offense.
Tight end Ryan Taylor also made a nice diving catch on an out route from quarterback Chase Daniel.
One of the biggest "thuds" of the day came from safety Daniel Sorensen during the 7-on-7 period, when he put a nice shoulder into receiver Jeret Smith, who was attempting to make a play across the middle of the field.
Clips from Practice
Here are a video clips of what went on at practice on Monday:
Player Spotlight – cornerback Marcus Peters
He was known for making plays in college and even with an impressive first day in pads at Chiefs training camp, Marcus Peters' focus will be on staying consistent moving forward—something coach Andy Reid highlighted after practice.
"He did some real nice things," Reid said of the first-round pick. "He had a couple of nice plays. Now it's important that he comes back and is consistent. So he did well and now you've got to come right back with it and do it again."
Peters finished the day with three interceptions and four pass breakups, including a nice read on a screen in the flat to fullback Anthony Sherman. Peters came flying in and blew the play up before it developed.
But for Peters, the success he had on the field wasn't anything more than trying to gain the respect of his veteran teammates.
"It's the consistency level for me that matters," he said. "I'm here to gain the trust of the older guys and the coaching staff.
"I should be able to make those plays anytime; that's what I do. That's what I expect myself to do is to create turnovers on the defensive side of the ball."
Peters, a press corner who excelled in college at physical bump-and-run coverage, was happy to put the pads back on and make some plays.
"I played fast," he explained. "I made some plays on the ball. I've had some chances before and couldn't capitalize on them, so I'll just learn from today and grow from it."
Peters will continue working towards developing that trust with his veteran teammates on Tuesday morning when the Chiefs take the field at 8:15 a.m.
For all training camp information, check out KCChiefs.com/trainingcamp.