The Kansas City Chiefs will be back on the field come Wednesday afternoon, getting in the second of three sessions for the first OTA period. Most of the Chiefs are participating despite the event not being mandatory, with the only notable absences being Justin Houston (contract), Husain Abdullah and Allen Bailey (weather). Let’s catch up from a busy Tuesday at One Arrowhead Drive.
Eric Berry awaiting results from cancer treatments – Sean Keeler of FOX Sports
"Berry was placed on the NFL’s non-football illness list and has remained in football limbo — life limbo, too — ever since, save for sporadic updates from Reid, general manager John Dorsey or media in either Berry’s hometown of Atlanta, where he had been receiving treatment, or around the University of Tennessee, his alma mater."
Justin Houston’s absence shouldn’t affect Chiefs – Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride
"Houston skipped the offseason program last year, too. He came into training camp later that year in great shape and put together one of the best statistical seasons for a pass rusher in NFL history. There are very few football reasons to be concerned about Houston. By all accounts, he’s staying in shape this year (just like last year) and will come back as good as ever."
Why Sean Smith is a beast in Kansas City – Andrew Carroll of Arrowhead Pride
"Pro Football Focus (PFF) graded Smith the fifth best corner in their overall grades, and the third best if we just look at coverage. Ahead of him stands only Indianapolis’ Vontae Davis and Denver’s Chris Harris Jr. So, yes, PFF says our boy Smith was better in coverage last year than both Darrelle Revis (fourth) and Richard Sherman (fifth)."
OTA observations from Day One – BJ Kissel of KCChiefs.com
"Early in practice, both Smith and Chase Daniel spent their time working with the receivers under the watchful eye of Reid. At the same time on the opposite side of the field, Aaron Murray was working with the tight ends and running backs with offensive coordinator Doug Pederson calling the shots."