May 24, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Martin Rucker (83) takes a break during organized team activities at the Kansas City Chiefs practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
Baldwin left due to a medical condition, Romeo Crennel confirmed, which is likely a nod to the migraines Baldwin was complaining about on Twitter the night before. This is the second report of a migraine for Baldwin, who missed a Week 15 practice last year with one.
Albert left for a personal situation, which is his right considering these workouts are voluntary (and coaches would never do or say anything to indicate they're anything but voluntary, right?).
While we don't know the specifics of what's up with each of those guys, Crennel did say both are expected back next week when the Chiefs continue OTAs so that's a sign that we have little to worry about.
Crennel also confirmed that TE Martin Rucker suffered a knee injury during OTAs on Friday. "It looks like be banged his knee up," Crennel said of Rucker. "We'll have to wait to see what the trainer says. He'll have to go to the doctor as well to get a look at it, and then we'll see." Bob Gretz writes that it "had the look of a serious injury" so that's not a good sign.
Also missing a portion of practice was kicker Ryan Succop. (My friend reported to me that he met Succop's dad earlier this week. Continuing our breaking news coverage...)
So Baldwin and Albert, the two most important Chiefs listed, should be good to go next week.