Coffee with the Chiefs – Derrick Johnson returns to practice


Good morning, Addicts! It’s Friday, which means the weekend, barbecue and some pretty sweet time off for most of you. With the Kansas City Chiefs finishing up OTAs on Thursday, we now look forward to mandatory minicamp and the subsequent freakout when Justin Houston doesn’t show. But first, here’s the headlines you need to read about.

Derrick Johnson, Jeremy Maclin return to practiceTerez Paylor of Kansas City Star

"Two key members of the Chiefs were back on the field Thursday, as inside linebacker Derrick Johnson (knee inflammation) and receiver Jeremy Maclin (foot inflammation) returned to practice."

Should Chiefs sign Tim Wright?Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"Wright has been in the league for just two seasons but already has 11 touchdown career touchdowns. He’s 6’4 and 220 pounds and played receiver in college so he’s not your traditional tight end that will block."

Sanders Commings talks about infamous Jamaal Charles moveAdam Teicher of

"\The play ended his season so it’s not one that safety Sanders Commings recalls fondly. He still couldn’t help but marvel on Thursday at the open-field move Jamaal Charles put on him during Kansas City Chiefs training camp last year that left Commings with a broken leg and badly sprained ankle."

Eric Kush maintaining starting center spotAdam Teicher of

"Still, it didn’t change the fact that now among their offensive linemen in nine offseason practice sessions only center Eric Kush has been a constant in the starting lineup in the same position."

Chiefs OTA observations, 6/11B.J. Kissel of

"The top play of Thursday’s practice was a connection between Alex Smith and Chris Conley down the right sideline during 11-on-11 work. Conley got separation vertically from the defender and Smith hit him in stride down the field. It wasn’t a perfect day for the offense, but this connection was exactly the kind of play everyone would like to see plenty of moving forward."