The Chiefs went through OTA #7 today and they will be followed by 2 more Wednesday and Thursday.According to Josh Looney at KCChiefs.com, the Chiefs will hold 12 practice sessions over the next 14 days. The goal is to simulate training camp as much as possible.
Once all the practice sessions are used up, we will enter the dark ages that are the 2nd half of June and all of July. For the Arrowhead Addict, this means 5 weeks of hell and little Chiefs news. However, once we reach the other side, it is football season. Training camp will kick off at the end of July and before you know it the Chiefs will be lining up for their first preseason game against Tony Gonzalez and the Atlanta Falcons.
What you can count on, is that during those 5 or so miserable weeks where the Chiefs are all playing golf and spending time with their families, we’ll be here at AA, posting content multiple times a day. You see, we have no lives. Covering the Chiefs is what we do so if you need a place to get your fix, AA is it.
That said, lets get on with today’s OTA highlights.
After the jump.
*The big news coming out of today’s practice was that Derrick Johnson and Jovan Belcher lined up with the first team defense at MLB. Now it is only June 1st so any lineups the Chiefs trot out on to the field for these practices should not be considered final, but it is a good sign for Johnson who has made his expectations of being a starter crystal clear. It appears that as Johnson goes, so does Belcher, so it will be interesting to see if the two stay together as a duo throughout training camp.
*Brodie Croyle joined Quentin Lawrence, Lance Long, Brandon Flowers, Jamaal Charles, Tony Moeaki, Brad Cottam and David Grimes in the rehab zone. Cottam injured his hand at the last OTA practice last week. It is unknown how serious the injury is.
*DJ made the most of his opportunity running with the first team as he picked off a Matt Cassel pass on the 3rd play in 7 on 7 drills.
*Josh Looney reported that 2 rookie free agents made nice plays today. TE Leroy Banks had a “Tony Gonzalez like” redzone grab and WR Jeremy Horne had a diving catch down the left sideline for a score.
Looney said the overall mood at practice was spirited and competitive but that things ended on a sloppy note with a Dexter McCluster fumble and some mental errors leading to penalties.
We’ll have more for you later tonight.