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Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Jamell Fleming reaches for a pass as wide receiver De'Anthony Thomas prepares to make a catch.

After being away from the practice fields at Missouri Western for four days, the Chiefs returned to work Monday morning.

While an injury to Eric Fisher made more headlines, a pair of players were back on the field after time off.

Wide receiver Jeret Smith is back after missing the past eight practices and nearly two weeks with a hamstring injury. The native Texan and undrafted free agent from McMurry made a highlight-worthy play when he made a diving catch over the middle on a pass from Aaron Murray during 11-on-11 drills.

Linebacker James-Michael Johnson made his debut in camp on the field, finally healed from a calf injury that has sidelined him throughout camp. The fourth-year pro from Nevada has ground to make up as draft picks D.J. Alexander and Ramik Wilson, along with undrafted free agent Justin March have received plenty of snaps behind a group that includes Derrick Johnson, Josh Maugu and Frank Zombo.

Knile Davis (knee sprain) and Eric Kush (shoulder contusion) were both listed on the injury report following Saturday's preseason victory, but both were full participant in practice.

Noteworthy plays

  • Alex Smith's 1st pass of the day was intercepted by Marcus Peters. Later in the day, Smith threw an interception on a slant route intended for Jason Avant, but Husain Abdullah jumped in front of it.
  • Dee Ford had a pair of 'sacks' in 11-on-11 getting to both Chase Daniel and Murray.
  • Cairo Santos missed his first field goal attempt during special team drills from about 35 yards out.
  • Safety Brad Sorensen had a pass breakup on a pass intended for Ryan Taylor.
  • CB Deji Olatoye and Peters also had pass breakups during 11-on-11s.
  • Tamba Hali had a 'sack' on Alex Smith during passing drills.
  • Fred Williams hauled in a pair of catches from Daniel. The two connected for a touchdown in the Arizona victory.

Cody Thorn can be reached at cody.thorn@newspressnow.com. Follow him on Twitter:@SJNPSports.