Chiefs wrapping up wild offseason


The Kansas City Chiefs have had a ridiculously wild offseason.

The Chiefs have been at work for most of May and June, working through voluntary OTAs and then the mandatory minicamp. With the completion of today’s practice, the team will then disperse for the next six weeks or so until the start of training camp.

It has been a crazy offseason for Kansas City. Most believed the Chiefs would lose ample talent off the defense in free agency, but general manager John Dorsey retained everybody except for Sean Smith. Then, Dorsey stunned everyone by signing the best right tackle in football, Mitch Schwartz, to a five-year deal worth $33 million.

However, the offseason also had problems. In February, Justin Houston needed to have surgery to repair a non-functioning ACL that was injured in Week 12 of last season agianst the Buffalo Bills. Houston will miss 6-12 months, dating back to the February surgery.

Then NFL commissioner Roger Goodell dropped the hammer on Kansas City for tampering with wide receiver Jeremy Maclin when he was a free agent in 2015. The Chiefs were found guilty of the charge and forced to forfeit a 2016 third-round pick and a 2017 sixth-round pick, along with some fines for Dorsey, head coach Andy Reid and owner Clark Hunt.

Now, with the completion of minicamp, all of that goes into the rearview mirror. The next time we will see the Chiefs is for training camp, and it all becomes for keeps at that point.