The reports are coming in as the Chiefs have wrapped up their first OTA session and it already sounds like the team is miles ahead of where it was last year at this time last year.
“It’s not even close,” said Haley. “There are guys that may be at similar weights as they were at this time last year, but they are in so much better condition. We’ve really had a good off-season to this point. The guys are excited and energized and it’s fun to be around them. There’s a great overall energy to the group. This is a good time.”
More from today’s practice after the jump.
There were still a few injured players in “no man’s land.” Basically, this is where the injured players go through some therapy away from the rest of the practice, usually riding bikes, while they recover. WR David Grimes pulled a hamstring and joined, RB Jamaal Charles, CB Brandon Flowers, TE Brad Cottam, WR Quinten Lawrence, WR Lance Long, and TE Tony Moeaki.
Here are some notes from Bob Gretz over at BobGretz.com:
"Working with the No. 1 nickel defense was Wallace Gilberry and Glenn Dorsey on the line, Mike Vrabel and Tamba Hali on the edge, with Derrick Johnson and Jovan Belcher working inside. On the corners were Brandon Carr, Maurice Leggett and either Jackie Bates, Travis Daniels or Javier Arenas as the nickel, with Jon McGraw and Reshard Langford at safety. Several times, DaJuan Morgan replaced Langford at one of the safety spots.First-round draft choice Eric Berry moved up the depth chart on the nickel, working at safety with the No. 2 unit.Last year’s fourth-round pick Donald Washington took some plays at safety.Daniels had a good day, breaking up several passes in seven-on-seven drills.In the seven-on-seven and team work, the Chiefs offense ran out of a one-back alignment, with Thomas Jones, Dexter McCluster and Kolby Smith.McCluster went down the right sideline and made a nice adjustment on the run to a Brodie Croyle pass, but couldn’t pull the ball in to make the catch.WR Dwayne Bowe had a drop on a slant throw with Arenas in coverage behind him.In the passing game, the Chiefs threw a couple bombs but couldn’t connect, as Croyle and WR Jerheme Urban just missed down the left side and rookie WR Jeremy Horne had a chance to catch a Croyle throw deep but couldn’t pull it down."