KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 04: A general view of the Kansas City Chiefs practice facility outside Arrowhead Stadium as the NFL lockout looms while negotiations are extended on March 4, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Sitting dark and empty for the better part of three months, the locker room inside the Chiefs Training Facility will come back to life Monday morning. A majority of the 58 players on Kansas City's roster are expected to attend the first day of the team's voluntary offseason program.
The Chiefs' first offseason program under head coach Romeo Crennel breaks down into three phases spanning over nine weeks.
Chiefs Begin First Offseason Program Under Crennel, New CBA Rules from The Mothership
The program has been modified under the NFL's new collective bargaining agreement. Offseason programs are allowed to last only nine weeks, compared to 14 before. Instead of a maximum of 14 practices, teams are limited to 10. The Chiefs will in addition hold a minicamp for rookies in May and one for the entire team in June.
The first day of the conditioning program is always a big one at the Chiefs practice facility. This one is even more so given it's the first time the Chiefs will work under Romeo Crennel as their permanent head coach.
The first step toward next season begins today. For Lilja, at least, it's not soon enough. Unless the Chiefs draft a guard in an early round, he figures to keep his starting spot next season.
Defensive line: Ends Glenn Dorsey and Tyson Jackson are both entering what amount to contract years (Jackson is owed a $14.72 million salary in 2013), and the only legitimate nose tackle on Kansas City's roster is 2011 sixth-round pick Jerrell Powe. The Chiefs are commonly connected to Memphis defensive tackleDontari Poe in mock drafts, but they may opt for a "safer" pick at No. 11 overall. They need an impact year-one nose tackle to clog lanes up front.
Team Needs: Kansas City Chiefs from ProFootballTalk
It's an interesting feat that even though 1,200 miles span the distance between Hudson County, New Jersey and Kansas City, two former Chiefs are being inducted into this year Hudson County Hall of Fame. Walker Lee Ashley and Danan Hughes are both among those warranting entrance.
Close to 250 kids ranging in age from 6 to 17 showed up and took advantage of some great football instruction from the Springs High School coaching staff and and a lot of interaction with eight NFL players and three CFL (Canadian Football League) players...
...Among the notable NFL players in attendance on this day were Rashad Butler, an offensive lineman from the Houston Texans, and former Miami Dolphins draft pick and current Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Travis Daniels. But the big headline appearance of the day was Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess.
Kids Work With Pros At Football Camp from The River Cities Gazette
It will be guys night out Thursday at Arrowhead Stadium.
Chiefs safety Eric Berry will hold his Man 2 Man event that benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City. This year's guests will include Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer and welterweight boxer Victor Ortiz. Steven St. John of WHB (810 AM) will be the host.