ST. LOUIS MO - DECEMBER 19: Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs rushes against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on December 19 2010 in St. Louis Missouri. The Chiefs beat the Rams 27-13. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Two bits of news on Thursday from Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel.
First, the ACL team of Tony Moeaki, Eric Berry and Jamaal Charles will miss next week's mandatory minicamp, the final minicamp of the offseason. Not surprising considering they've missed all of the offseason so far.
Second, as Crennel reported on Thursday, the three players will be examined by doctors this month to determine their availability for training camp.
"They're all on the same timetable," Crennel said, via quotes sent out by the Chiefs. "They all have to get cleared on the 18th before they can be ready for training camp. If they get cleared, then we'll put them in training camp."
I'm sure there's a significance with that date but I'm not sure what it is. What if they're cleared for camp later than that, like in July? I don't know why that particular date matters.
But, either way, June 18 -- mark it on your calendars. (Or just wait for me to post about it on that day.)
There's shouldn't be much concern over them participating in training camp. From everything we've heard, all three players will be good to go. Berry has consistently said he's working hard and will be ready. Charles indicated a while back that he would be ready for training camp as well. We've heard less on Moeaki but the Chiefs are talking like he'll be ready.