Chiefs OTAs: Looking forward to second session


The Kansas City Chiefs enter June with seven more OTA practices remaining. After completing the first session (May 26-28), Kansas City has two more ahead of it before getting a month off. Then, in late July, the Chiefs will get after it in full force at St. Joe’s during training camp.

This week, Kansas City will hit the practice field outside of Arrowhead Stadium from June 3-5. The Chiefs will remain without pads throughout the OTA sessions, per the collective bargaining agreement. There will be plenty of 7-on-7 and individual drills, giving the coaching staff a little idea of what they have on this roster.

So what should we look for?

Without cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson is camp due to academic reasons, check out who can make an impact on the outside. With Sean Smith likely to be suspended for the first two games of the NFL season due to a plea bargain in his DUI case, the corner position is in flux. Will Marcus Cooper and Jamell Fleming make the final 53-man roster or be cut? How about undrafted free-agent DeVante Bausby? Can the lifelong Kansas City fan realize a childhood dream and make the grade?

One of the most underrated storylines is the defensive line. We know Allen Bailey, Mike DeVito and Dontari Poe are the starters if healthy. However, who gets playing time in a rotational role? It seems Jaye Howard would be the best of the bunch, but he has legitimate competition. Mike Catapano is healthy and has earned plenty of praise, including DeVito saying Catapano could be a Pro Bowler. Don’t forget about sixth-round pick Rakeem Nunez-Roches and free-agent veteran Vaughn Martin.

So, Addicts, which storyline interests you most? Something mentioned above or nothing in this piece? Tell us in the comments below so we can all argue endlessly. That’s the point of being a fan, isn’t it?