KC Chiefs set to begin first of three OTA workouts

KC Chiefs, Blake Bell, Jody Fortson. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
KC Chiefs, Blake Bell, Jody Fortson. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /

The Kansas City Chiefs will likely see a majority of players return to Arrowhead on Wednesday for the first of three consecutive weeks of OTA workouts.

The Kansas City Chiefs are entering the third and final phase of offseason workouts on the spring schedule, which means that fans are going to hear more from the team than they have in recent weeks and that reports will begin to emerge about players back at Arrowhead.

Organized Team Activities (OTAs) call for the Chiefs to enter offseason workouts in Phase 3, and while it’s not mandatory for anyone to attend—per the collective bargaining agreement—the truth is that most teams frown on anyone staying away and the pressure to compete for one’s job forces most players to participate. Only long-term veterans or star players are likely to stay away—perhaps to work out on terms they’re more comfortable with.

The Chiefs will have two days of offseason workouts, starting Wednesday, and this first set is only for two days at Arrowhead from May 25-26. Next week, the Chiefs will see players back from May 31 to June 2 for a three-day stint. The following week runs four days from June 7-10. After that, the Chiefs have scheduled their one mandatory minicamp (which means all 90 players will be there) from June 14 to 16.

During these dates, players will participate in team drills and special teams drills and they can even wear helmets, but full pads are not permitted and live contact is not allowed. However, fans will continue to hear about positional drills and how the offense or defense looks in 7-on-7 and other iterations.

It’s also possible that the Chiefs decide to do some team-building activities, such as philanthropic efforts or social outings as a way to maximize their time together.

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