Coffee with the Chiefs – Who’s a sure thing?


The Kansas City Chiefs began their OTA schedule on Tuesday.

The Chiefs are hitting the Truman Sports Complex at One Arrowhead Drive on Tuesday afternoon. For this first time in2016, both rookies and veterans will be present with the team trying to gear up for its first Super Bowl run since 1969.

Going into the summer, there are not a ton of questions to be answered in terms of roster positions. The Chiefs are set in most spots, with the rookies filling in the gaps. It will be interesting to see how head coach Andy Reid creates competition.

Here is the news you need to know…

Chiefs begin looking at cornerback battles, offensive line combosAdam Teicher of ESPN

"Those players were impressive during the recent rookie camp but the challenge increases now that the veteran quarterbacks and receivers are practicing. The Chiefs seemed confident Gaines would be ready to practice when training camp begins in July but even if he is, he’s not guaranteed the other starting spot."

At least one team thinks Kansas City got a steal in Eric MurrayJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"Murray is described to be tough as nails. I’m not saying he will be a star but these types of players who are ultra competitive and tough usually end up finding someplace to contribute, whether that’s on special teams or in a subpackage as the sixth defensive back."

Five things to watch as Chiefs practice beginsTerez Paylor of the Kansas City Star

"Two of the biggest battles of training camp will come at these two positions. Start with guard, where the Chiefs lost their best (Jeff Allen) to the Houston Texans in free agency. They return three players who started at least one game there, in Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (13), Zach Fulton (four) and Jah Reid (one). Duvernay-Tardif, 25, has all the physical tools but must clean up his technique."