The Kansas City Chiefs offseason program is coming


We have not seen the Kansas City Chiefs on the field since beating the San Diego Chargers to end the 2014 NFL season. It has been almost four months since that afternoon, a long time to go without seeing a little Chiefs football.

Luckily, that stretch is about to conclude (kind of). Come April 20, Kansas City will have its players back in Arrowhead Stadium to begin the offseason program, which features a litany of conditioning and then some practices later in the spring. The first day will have only off-field work, giving the team a chance to meet and greet some of the new faces.

The first real football action comes from the rookie camp, taking place on May 16-18. This is always interesting to watch, getting to see the high-round picks in action while getting a quick glance at the undrafted rookie free agents. After that, we have three sets of OTAs on May 26-28, June 2-4 and June 9-12. Then the offseason program concludes with a mandatory minicamp from June 16-18.

Kansas City has high hopes for this season, so any kind of football activity is going to get the fanbase riled up. The Chiefs have a bunch of new faces, most notably Jeremy Maclin and Ben Grubbs. Soon, we will also have a host of rookies to watch and follow, with the hopes that general manager John Dorsey gets a few stars.

Then we have Derrick Johnson and Mike DeVito to monitor. Both are on the wrong side of 30 years old and coming back from torn Achilles tendons. If Kansas City gets both at full speed this year, it is the equivalent of adding an All-Pro linebacker and a quality, run-stuffing defensive end.

Let the season begin.