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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on WR Sammy Watkins, who didn't get a pass thrown his way in last week's preseason opener.

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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Reid today on his level of concern with safety Eric Berry, who missed his fifth straight practice because of what the Chiefs are calling a sore heel.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Berry is absent from practice again as the Chiefs begin their final training camp practice in the heavy rain in St. Joseph, Mo. This makes five straight practices that Berry has missed. The Chiefs have described his absences as due to a heel injury.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The ball at Chiefs training camp has gone more to one starting wide receiver, Tyreek Hill, than the other, Sammy Watkins. In the preseason opener last week, Hill caught two passes and Watkins none even though Watkins was in the game for nine snaps, compared to eight for Hill. But offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy said these weren't necessarily signs that Hill would catch more passes than Watkins during the regular season. It's more an indication, he said, that QB Patrick Mahomes and Watkins are still getting comfortable with one another. “Camp is all about finding your rhythm, making sure we get in sync together,'' Bieniemy said. “Part of that process is making sure we're spending the right amount of time with each other but also giving those two an opportunity to link up a little bit more. When it's all said and done, Sammy is doing a heck of a job. He's doing a great job. He's accepted the challenge because we're not just playing him at one pos. He's accepted the challenge of learning all three across the board. We want versatile football players.''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Again, no Eric Berry as the Chiefs begin practice. He also missed Sunday's practice with what the Chiefs called an injured heel. Berry had heel problems off and on before tearing an Achilles' tendon last year.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite allowing quarterback Patrick Mahomes to be hit by defenders on three plays in the first quarter of last week's preseason game against Houston, the Chiefs opted to make no changes to their offensive line in the two practice sessions since. They stayed with the same five who tried to protect Mahomes against the Texans, though right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif left in the middle of Sunday's practice because of a possible concussion. Offensive line coach Andy Heck sounded like no other changes would be coming at least until after next Friday's preseason game against the Falcons. “We've got a high standard,'' Heck said. “We've been a young line in the past but right now we're one of the older, more experienced groups on this team. So we expect a lot out of those guys . . . We're very concerned as a line but not overly so. We've got some work to do. This is training camp. This is part of the process.''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

A tough day for the Chiefs at training camp with regard to injuries. Two starters, guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and nose tackle Xavier Williams, and backup running back Damien Williams left early from practice. Duvernay-Tardif was being examined for a concussion. Xavier Williams has a stinger, Damien Williams a shoulder injury.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs are practicing without three of their top safeties in Eric Berry and the injured Daniel Sorensen and Leon McQuay. Eric Murray and rookie Armani Watts are working with the first team at safety.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Unless I've just overlooked him, Eric Berry is not with the Chiefs as they begin today's practice.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Linebacker Reggie Ragland issued a guarantee about the Chiefs and what has been a leaky run defense. “We're going to stop that run,'' Ragland said. “We're going to stop it this year. Everybody has the right mindset . . . That line, that wall, is there. We've got the guys to do it. But at the end of the day it's all about attitude when you want to stop the run. You've got to want to do that.'' Two of the Chiefs' major offseason free agent signings, inside linebacker Anthony Hitchens and nose tackle Xavier Williams, were aimed at fixing the run defense. The Chiefs didn't get off to a great start in that area in their preseason opener against the Texans. They allowed a 19-yard run to Lamar Miller on the game's second play. The Chiefs played against Houston without four defensive starters, including Ragland and Hitchens. Both are nursing ailments but practiced on Saturday and Ragland said he would play on Friday against the Falcons in Atlanta if he's allowed. “I'm back and ready to get this thing rolling,'' said Ragland, who has had some swelling in a knee that two years ago was surgically repaired. “If they tell me to go this Friday coming up, I'll be ready to go.''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

One practice period where Patrick Mahomes didn't excel in practice on Saturday was in a red zone drill. Mahomes threw a touchdown pass to Sammy Watkins in four plays from inside the 20 but also threw two incompletions and took a sack.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes had one of his better days at training camp Saturday as the Chiefs returned to the practice for the first time since Thursday night's preseason opener. Mahomes was 13-of-19 with no interceptions in full-team drills, the highlight being a deep, over-the-top touchdown pass to Demarcus Robinson. Mahomes was also 13-of-16 in a 7-on-7 passing drill. “It looked like he did some pretty good things,'' coach Andy Reid said. “We had a lot of shots down the field, not a lot of short routes. We were really working (downfield) heavy. We tried to do that in the game, too, just that intermediate and long route thought and not just the dink and dunk stuff that you need during the season. You're going to have to do those but that's not what we went into the game with. We kind of did that same thing in practice today.''

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Chiefs' Sorensen tore meniscus during drill

Chiefs safety Dan Sorensen tore the lateral meniscus and suffered damage to the MCL in his left knee during a special-teams drill at training camp this week.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Source says Titans signed former Chiefs safety Steven Terrell.

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Texans top Chiefs 17-10 in preseason opener

Patrick Mahomes finished 5 of 7 for 33 yards on two drives in the Kansas City Chiefs' 17-10 loss to the Houston Texans in the preseason opener for both teams on Thursday night.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie OLB Breeland Speaks just missed his first sack on a Houston third-down play. Speaks twice had a shot at bringing down Texans QB Joe Webb but failed to finish either time. His pressure did help force an incomplete pass. The Chiefs drafted Speaks in the second round. He was their top draft pick this year.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The throw of the night from a Chiefs QB just came from backup Chad Henne. He just placed a throw perfectly over a Houston defender to Demarcus Robinson for a 24-yard touchdown to cut Kansas City's deficit to 14-7 late in the first half.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The night hasn't gone well for the Chiefs, who trail the Texans 14-0 in the second quarter. The worst part is that Houston QB Brandon Weeden went 9-of-11 for 97 yards and two TDs. Most of that came against Kansas City's backup defenders but the Chiefs put up too little resistance against a No. 2 QB.

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