The NFL has announced the official dates of all rookie minicamps for all 32 franchises, and the Kansas City Chiefs will meet their rookies this weekend.
The official dates have finally been announced by the National Football League for rookie minicamp for all 32 franchises. The Kansas City Chiefs will get to work fairly immediately with word that rookie minicamp for Andy Reid’s team will begin on May 4 and continue through May 6.
NFL teams will either have their rookies in this weekend or next weekend, but getting an early look gives some teams an advantage if they’ve invited a player to join their camp who was also being courted by other teams. Multiple prospects were given multiple camp invites, so the Chiefs will earn first look (and therefore first dibs) on some of those players if they want to sign them. At the very least, the player will feel the pressure to take the brass ring in front of them if offered by K.C.
The Chiefs will get their first look at their six draftees in red and gold this weekend. Wide receiver Mecole Hardman, safety Juan Thornhill, defensive tackle Khalen Saunders, cornerback Rashad Fenton, running back Darwin Thompson, and offensive lineman Nick Allegretti are all going to get their first taste of life in the NFL as they meet the coaches, work through drills, and feel the competition for the very few active roster spots that will be taken by rookies.
The Chiefs will also have dozens of undrafted free agents also vying for roster spots, including a few notable names like cornerback Mark Fields from Clemson, running back James “Boobie” Williams from Washington State, quarterback Kyle Shurmur from Vanderbilt and more.