Chiefs Mandatory Minicamp Starts Tomorrow


May 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; A general view of the Kansas City Chiefs practice field after the organized team activities at the University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have been participating in OTA (organized team activities) for a few weeks now and though most all the players have been in attendance, the workouts were voluntary.

Tomorrow, the team will start its mandatory three-day minicamp. All players under contract with the team must be present or they will be subject to fines. This shouldn’t be much of a problem. The only player that has missed any of the offseason workouts without an excuse, was LT Branden Albert when the Chiefs were thinking of trading him. Albert has been back for a couple of weeks now.

Here is a look at the schedule from the Chiefs. It also shows on which days we will be hearing from various Chiefs officials.


Tuesday, June 4                        Minicamp Practice at 1:45 p.m.

(Coach Reid/Players Available Coming Off Field)

Wednesday, June 5                   Minicamp Practice at 1:45 p.m.

(Players Available Coming Off Field – Including QB Alex Smith)

Thursday, June 6                       Minicamp Practice at 11:20 a.m.

(Coach Reid Available Coming Off Field – No Player Availability)

This will be the last big gathering for the Chiefs before they start training camp in late-July. The players will, of course, continue to hang around the facility and workout but this is the last big of serious business this summer.

The next three days will be critical for the Chiefs’ players and coaches. Andy Reid will want to have all of his lays installed so that the players can hit the ground running when training camp begins. It will be interesting to see if Alex Smith gathers some of the offensive players to continue working during the layoff. He has done something similar before.