Kansas City Chiefs get back to work with 4 more OTAs this week


The KC Chiefs offseason program continues with four more OTAs on May 28-31. The Chiefs will wrap up the offseason next week with a mandatory minicamp from June 4-6. Read on for what the Chiefs are doing this week.

The Kansas City Chiefs OTA schedule continues after the Memorial Day holiday. The Chiefs will get back on the field today and practice for four consecutive days, the longest consecutive-day stretch of OTAs this offseason. That's May 28-31 on the field and then again on June 4-6 for the mandatory minicamp which is, uh, mandatory for veterans.

Look for daily round-ups on the Chiefs practices each afternoon. Practice is at 11:20 a.m. (Arrowhead Time) each day and throughout the week we can expect to hear from Andy Reid, various players as well as both coordinators. That's notable because we haven't yet talked to the coordinators.

As a reminder, some of the practice rules in this phase of the offseason:

-All coaches are allowed on the field.

-No live contact is allowed

-No one-on-one offense vs. defense drills are permitted (i.e., no offensive linemen vs. defensive linemen pass rush or pass protection drills, no wide receivers vs. defensive backs bump-and-run drills, and no one-on-one special teams drills involving both offense and defense are permitted).

-Special teams drills (e.g., kicking team vs. return team) are permitted, provided no live contact occurs.

-Team offense vs. team defense drills ... are permitted, provided no live contact occurs.

-Teams may require players to wear helmets; no shells are permit­ted

Things to keep an eye on:

1. Is Dexter McCluster OK? He went down with a hamstring injury last week. The last we heard he was supposed to be fine.

2. The battle at left guard: That appears to be Jeff Allen's spot for now but it's a competition with Geoff Schwartz and possibly even Donald Stephenson. This is the only open spot on the o-line.

3. The competition between Akeem Jordan and Nico Johnson for the starting inside linebacker job. This has been Jordan's job early on but training camp will tell us a lot more.

4. Anyone stepping up at No. 2 receiver? Jon Baldwin's offseason has been up and down, according to practice reports. I've barely heard Donnie Avery's name.

5. The pistol: Will we see it again? How much?

More from AP:

Offense vs. Defense

Who will be the return man?

The open spot on the o-line

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