From the Truman Sports Complex
Andy Reid kicked off his third season of OTAs with the Chiefs on Tuesday and 79 of the 90 players currently on the roster took part in the 90-minute outdoor workout at the team’s facility.
“I thought the guys got to work at a little better speed and that’s always helpful,” said Reid, conversing with wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (left.)
A few injuries including one surgery, NFL rules, the arrival of a baby and poor weather in the Southeast kept the turnout down compared to the previous two seasons when 84 players showed up for both opening practices in 2013-14.
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“I thought it was really good work, a clean practice,” said quarterback Alex Smith. “You don’t have pads on, but you want to get the most out of it. Guys worked at good speed.”
There was a lot of attention on the Chiefs offensive line, the position group that needs to show the most improvement over last season’s performance. There could be four new starters compared to last season, including new additions in guard Ben Grubbs and second-round draft choice Mitch Morse.
“We are going to find the five best guys; that’s what we are trying to get to,” Reid said. “I really don’t care where they play. I just want the five best. Then, we line up and play.” …Read More!