KANSAS CITY, MO - May 13: Jamar Newsome #84 catches a pass while avoiding the outstretched hand of Shane Bannon #38 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the Kansas City Chiefs Minicamp on May 13, 2012 at the Chiefs Training Facility in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)
Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.
The Chiefs will be on the field Monday afternoon for the first of 10 OTA practices.
A three-day mandatory minicamp will follow the 10 OTA dates, running Kansas City's offseason program into mid-June before breaking until training camp.
Though OTAs consist of helmets-only practices, the on-field sessions will be the closest thing resembling a training camp practice until the Chiefs head to St. Joseph at the end of July.
Chiefs OTAs Primer from The Mothership
Only the Shutdown Corner has the resources to get actual players, coaches, and executives from each team to evaluate their own offseasons! That's right: over the next few weeks, you will get transaction evaluations straight from the horse's mouths: straight talk about who was signed, who was lost, who was drafted, and why.
(For the satirically challenged: all player, coach, and executive remarks are made by an impersonator).
In this segment, former Chiefs coach Todd Haley breaks down the offseason moves of the team that fired him at the end of last season. We have a bad feeling about this.
Tanier's Team Reviews: The Kansas City Chiefs, Via Todd Haley from Yahoo! Sports
From the team's standpoint, there's little doubt when it comes to attendance that the more the merrier. That isn't to say that an absence from one or more of the OTAs precludes an individual player or entire team from success, but teams justifiably prefer that as many players show up as is possible.
I learned first-hand one of the byproducts of perfect attendance during my time with the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2010 offseason.
What To Expect From OTAs from ESPN Boston
Football fans know Kansas City Chiefs S Eric Berry because of his special skills and talents in the sport. But what they may not know is the Eric Berry off the field, and what he does outside of football-giving back to local communities and working with young football players...
...Berry recently held a football camp in Lee's Summit, Mo., and I had the opportunity to speak with the Chiefs star as he touched on his foundation and provided some thoughts on the upcoming season.
B/R Exclusive Interview With Kansas City Chiefs S Eric Berry from Bleacher Report
But an outpouring of generosity and support has given students some unusual benefits, Campbell said.
Every student got a MacBook laptop to use all year. The prom was sponsored in part by singer Katy Perry and included discounted dresses and tuxedos, free makeup for the girls and top entertainment and décor.
The football team got to play at the stadium of the NFL Kansas City Chiefs. A softball player, Campbell threw out a first pitch at a St. Louis Cardinals game.
"There were so many amazing opportunities we were able to get through school because of the tornado," Campbell said.
And of course Obama is speaking at commencement.
The Bills announced on Friday that single-game tickets for the first two home games have been sold out. Individual tickets for the home opener on September 16 against the Kansas City Chiefs and the second home game against the New England Patriots on September 30 have all been sold.
The Buffalo Bills Announce Two Home Sellouts from The Pigskin Report
Kurt from Seattle wants to know what I think about Kansas City Chiefs receivers coach Nick Sirianni.
BW: Sirianni has been highly regarded in Kansas City. He was the offensive quality control coach for the past three years. He helped in several different areas and he was credited for helping Matt Cassel during his strong season in 2010. I think Sirianni certainly can be a coach to look for as an offensive coordinator candidate in the coming seasons.
Mailbag: Can Denver Make Super Bowl? from ESPN