Coffee with the Chiefs – OTA time in Kansas City


The time for OTAs is here. The Kansas City Chiefs will hit the ground running on Tuesday when they have the first of 10 OTA practices between now and the beginning of June. Once those are over, there is a mandatory minicamp and then the team will break until training camp begins in late July.

Here is the latest news on the Kansas City Chiefs. Make sure to check back at Arrowhead Addict plenty for all the latest quotes and stories coming from Arrowhead this week.

Have OTA questions? Get answers.Sean Keeler of FOX Sports

"According to our pals at, an estimated $2.7 million as of Memorial Day. And at least six players –€” quarterback Alex Smith ($40.4 million), wideout Jeremy Maclin ($22.5 million), left tackle Eric Fisher ($11.85 million), left guard Ben Grubbs ($8.5 million), outside linebacker Tamba Hali ($7.96 million), and defensive end Allen Bailey ($8.0 million) — would count as at least $7.9 million or more in projected “dead money” if cut."

Chiefs mailbag; Ask TerezTerez Paylor of Kansas City Star

"he Chiefs’ fourth-round pick showed off his cover skills, nabbing three interceptions (by my count) during the three-day camp. That kind of nose for the ball could help him see the field in passing situations, provided it holds up. What we’ll all be looking for come training camp — and what was impossible to see without pads — is how he fares at shedding blocks."

Chiefs 5K highlighted by 95-year-old runnerPete Sweeney of

"After his military service, Burnham worked for Veterans of Foreign Wars, the organization that fosters camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. He started as the director of youth activities and eventually was promoted to the Assistant Adjutant General in charge of administration."

Peters credits IQ to dadBJ Kissel of

"While playing for the Warriors, there was one familiar face Marcus saw at practice every day. His father, Michael, was an assistant at the time and has since taken over as head coach of the program."