Players Mini-Camp Starts

Locked out by their owner Clark Hunt and the rest of the NFL owners, the Chiefs players are staging their own mini-camp this week in Kansas City.

Word on the player grapevine has anywhere from 30 to 40 players taking part in Tuesday’s first practice. They will go again on Wednesday and Thursday. A lot of the players who have come in from out of town apparently are staying for practice sessions planned for next week as well.

Identifying their attendance via their Twitter accounts were S Eric Berry, CB Brandon Flowers, S Kendrick Lewis, CB Maurice Leggett, WR Dwayne Bowe, DE Wallace Gilberry, first-round draft choice WR Jonathan Baldwin, third-round pick Justin Houston, DTs Shaun Smith and Anthony Toribio and DE Glenn Dorsey.

The players say they will open their Thursday workout to the media, but they’ve asked that the location of the sessions be kept quiet because they can’t allow fans to attend for insurance reasons.

Coaches and administrators from the Chiefs are not allowed to watch the workouts or attend based on rules established for the lockout by the NFL.

Optimism continued throughout the NFL on Tuesday that a new labor agreement was going to happen sooner rather than later. Quiet negotiations between the league and players have been happening this week at the Maryland shore, not far from Washington, D.C.

3 Responses to “Players Mini-Camp Starts”

  • June 15, 2011  - RW says:

    Got to give it up to Bob for finding surfacing topics during this lockout when one has to be attempted on providing the latest lawyering blow by blows which are about as interesting as watching paint dry or lawyers lawyering.

    Once this thing is settled, we’ll have an avalanche of material to comment on and cover but until then, keep turning over those rocks Bob. Well done.

  • June 15, 2011  - Fansince93 says:

    Why would viewing or attending a session be an insurance concern? If these guys are practicing at a high school (as an example) then what prevents the general public from being in attendance?

    Surely someone on this site has some details.

  • June 16, 2011  - Mark says:

    Pleasantly surprised to see Mo Legg there. He had all but said goodbye to KC on his twitter account when he wasn’t tendered.

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