From the Truman Sports Complex
The Chiefs wrapped up Rookie Camp Andy ’15 on Monday afternoon with their third practice with 68 players on the field for another session in helmets and shorts.
“It’s been a good couple days that we’ve had a chance to spend with the rookies and some of the other guys that have been with other teams,” said head coach Andy Reid. “I liked what I saw. We looked a little bit bigger and faster and they picked it up well.”
They also rolled through the camp without major injury. First-year offensive tackle Curtis Feigt was the only player missing due to injury. The Chiefs released him Monday with what was termed a non-football injury. Feigt was bothered by a hip problem.
“The guys worked hard; I’ve got to give them credit for the effort that they put out here and they did stay healthy,” said Reid. “I’m sure they’re sore, but they stayed healthy and worked hard and my hat’s off to them.”
Veterans will return to action at the team’s facility on Tuesday as they work through their final week of Phase II of the off-season program. The team’s on-field OTA sessions for the entire roster begin next Tuesday, May 26th.
CB Justin Cox (45) and WR Chris Conley (17) battle during Monday’s mini-camp.Â (K.C. Chiefs photo)
Everybody can take part, save for draft choices cornerback Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson. They will not be back until the team mini-camp on June 16th.They will miss because of NFL rules involving when the schools of drafted underclassmen finish their current semester. Along with Peters and Nelson it’s expected that outside linebacker Justin Houston will be absent as he continues his contract dispute.
No word yet from general manager John Dorsey on possible signings from among the 41 tryout players that were part of the rookie mini-camp. After releasing Feigt, the Chiefs roster stands at 89 players, one under the off-season maximum. Right now, the roster has 4 quarterbacks, 8 running backs, 6 tight ends, 13 wide receivers, 14 offensive linemen, 10 defensive linemen, 13 linebackers, 17 defensive backs and 4 special teamers.
Right now, there are only three healthy quarterbacks available, with Tyler Bray rehabbing from his torn ACL suffered in January. That may give a chance to one of the four tryout quarterbacks in the mini-camp: Chris Bonner, Cody Sokol, Michael Strauss and Bo Wallace. Reid said he took the Eagles to come several times with only three quarterbacks.
“(Quarterbacks coach Mike) Nagy, that’s how he kind of got started,” Reid said. “He wanted to get into coaching, so he threw a couple drills for us. If you can find a guy like that, maybe you can do that again.”