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Four Observations from Tuesday's Practice

News and notes from Chiefs practice


The Kansas City Chiefs are back from training camp in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Tuesday marked the first practice at home in Kansas City since the 2016 preseason began, and head coach Andy Reid had the team right back in pads.

Here are some items to note:

1. A number of players returned to the football field.

Quarterback Tyler Bray, who suffered a chip fracture in his cervical spine against the Seattle Seahawks, was back taking snaps after Nick Foles.

Cornerback Phillip Gaines (ACL), who was held out against the Los Angeles Rams, was back on the field.

Finally, running back Charcandrick West (elbow), who was also held out against the Rams, was back on the field.

Linebackers Justin Houston (knee), Josh Mauga (groin) and Dezman Moses (glute), fullback Trey Millard (knee) and defensive lineman Rakeem Nunez-Roches (back) did not practice.

2. LB Tamba Hali (knee) and RB Jamaal Charles (ACL) were both on the field.

Tamba Hali had yet to practice all offseason and preseason, but finally returned to the football field Tuesday. He was in pads and even participated in team drills.

Here's a look at @TambaHali91 on the field at practice today for the #Chiefs. — BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) August 23, 2016

Jamaal Charles also had extended work as he continues to progress.

3. Brian Parker did individual group work with the running backs.

With FB Trey Millard currently out due to a knee sprain, Brian Parker was seen working out with Eric Bieniemy and the running backs group during individual work, the part of practice open to all media.

Parker could be serving as the backup fullback to Anthony Sherman until Millard is able to return.

4. Despite this being the third preseason game, Andy Reid is still not game planning.

The key this week for Andy Reid will be getting the players into the routine of a regular week, rather than getting into any game planning.

With the game against the Chicago Bears on Saturday, the Chiefs treated Tuesday's workout as a regular-season Wednesday, and the rest of the week will follow suit—Wednesday will be Thursday, Thursday will be Friday and Friday will be the team's regular day off before the game at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday.

"We're back into a regular schedule here," Reid said earlier this morning at his press conference. "Not a ton of game plan other than getting the guys used to a new routine here from what we had at training camp.

"We're still trying to add plays, and get ourselves better and make sure we have all the situations covered."


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