Chiefs offseason: Getting ready for OTAs


The Kansas City Chiefs will begin their push toward a Super Bowl in earnest on Tuesday, when the full 90-man roster takes the field for the first time. At Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs will be getting together each of the next three weeks to install the playbook, learn about their new teammates and get some practice time in.

The OTAs will range from May 26-28, June 2-4 and June 9-12. Following these periods, Kansas City will follow up with a mandatory minicamp from June 16-18. It is the first must-attend event the team holds, with a fine for a player who does not show up. Barring a new contract, don’t expect Justin Houston to be there, and rightfully so.

According to the National Football League Players Association, here are the rules for Phase Three of the offseason, per

  • Four weeks total
  • Three weeks for 10 Total OTAs
  • A maximum of three OTAs each week for the first two weeks
  • During weeks 1 and 2 a fourth non-OTA workout is allowed but Phase 2 rules apply
  • A maximum of four OTAs for the third or fourth week
  • One week for minicamp
  • No pads except protective knee and elbow pads, helmets are permitted
  • No live contract
  • 7 on 7, 9 on 7 and 11 on 11 drills will be permitted provided no live contact takes place

The main objective is to get some chemistry between Alex Smith and the receivers, along with the entire team staying healthy. Kansas City would love to get some great work in, hopefully getting a jump on their AFC West rivals, especially that one team from Denver.