Kansas City Chiefs Start Voluntary Minicamp Today


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The Kansas City Chiefs will have an actual practice today for the first time since the beginning of the Andy Reid/John Dorsey era.

The minicamp will last three days and there will be a lot of “getting to know you.” The Chiefs have a new head coach, GM, offensive and defensive coordinators, tons of new coaches and assistants, two new QBs and a slew of other new players on both sides of the ball.

In short, this is a brand new team.

Sure, many of the faces will be the same. Jamaal Charles will still be toting the rock out of the back field. Dwayne Bowe will still be wowing us with ridiculous catches. Brandon Flowers will continue to be a solid defensive force at corner.

But the Chiefs have new guys at very important positions. Add to that the fact that everyone, not just the new guys, will have to learn new offensive, defensive and special teams systems and you can see just how important every meeting and practice will be for KC as they try to prepare for the 2013 season.

The practices are voluntary, and thanks to the rules of the new CBA, what the Chiefs can do in practice will be somewhat limited, but most players are expected to show up.

One player that won’t be there is LT Branden Albert. Albert is refusing to show up to the offseason program until he gets some clarity on his situation. The Chiefs are reportedly trying to trade him.

There will likely be a lot of reports and quotes coming out of practice today so stick around for updates throughout the day.