Coffee with the Chiefs – Where’s Jamaal?


Good morning, Addicts! You know what day it is… HUMP DAYYYYYYYY.

The Kansas City Chiefs are OTAs for the second straight day, finishing up work for the week on Thursday afternoon before returning next week. Frankly, the only thing I care about over the next few days is that nobody gets seriously injured. It seems like every year, some team loses a huge player in this portion of the offseason.

Regardless, Kansas City has already gotten some news out of OTAs, with head coach Andy Reid announcing that Tyler Bray, not Aaron Murray, will start off as Alex Smith’s backup. Should be interesting to watch Bray mature.

Here is the news you need to know…

What to expect from Jamaal Charles at Chiefs practiceAdam Teicher of ESPN

"Any work Charles would get in offseason practice probably would be limited to individual drills. These practices are conducted without pads and are supposed to be non-contact, but eliminating all contact isn’t realistic. The Chiefs would certainly do anything they could at this point to avoid exposing Charles to further injury risk."

Chiefs new receiver Mitch Mathews is very longJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"I still don’t know what happened there. The Chiefs followed that up by drafting Tyreek Hill, who reminds me an awful lot of De’Anthony Thomas. Do the Chiefs have a roster spot for both DAT and Hill? I’m not sure they do."

Chiefs’ guard position needs to be priority throughout OTAsJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"What also matters here is what you can do in addition to playing guard. The player that can play guard and tackle (Jah Reid, Parker Ehinger?) may have an advantage over the player that is a guard only. Someone like Zach Fulton, who can back up center, can also play multiple positions."