Kansas City Chiefs OTAs: Dexter McCluster remains out, 'sloppy' offense

Jamie Squire

The Kansas City Chiefs got back on the field for practice on Tuesday. The highlights were Dexter McCluster's absence, the "sloppy" offense, Knile Davis getting a legitimate look as a kick returner, the lack of competition at punter and kicker, and a good day from Demetrius Harris.

Chiefs have a sloppy practice

The KC Star's Adam Teicher writes: "Between numerous dropped passes and false-start penalties, the offense had a sloppy workout as the Chiefs began their third straight week of full-squad practice."

I can relate. I'm nursing a food hangover after sitting around eating all day long on Memorial Day. As the kids say, I will "rise 'n grind" anyway.

The true test of a good fan base is whether fans freak out after a poor practice in May. Chiefs fans, do your thing in the comments.

Dexter McCluster doesn't practice

Hmm ... he went down last week with a hamstring injury. At the time, Andy Reid said he thought it was "mild", which seemed to imply he could be ready for practice this week. It may still be minor but it's a little concerning that McCluster is out for a week (so far). Maybe they're just being cautious?

The Chiefs will have practices each of the next three days. Then they return on June 4-6 for mandatory minicamp before taking off the rest of the summer until training camp in late July.

Knile Davis returning kicks

Knile Davis is very intriguing. As noted last week, he doesn't have experience returning kicks so this would be something new. With Jamaal Charles in the fold, Davis may not have a ton of opportunities in his first year. Returning kicks would be a way to get on the field.

No competition at kicker or punter

When your punter is the highest paid at his position and the kicker is on a multi-year deal, you wouldn't expect a lot of competition.

Demetrius Harris impresses

Harris is the former basketball player turned tight end.

There could be room on the practice squad, assuming the Chiefs think he'd be safe there (and not signed by another team, which can happen on the practice squad). If he's on the active roster you have to wonder who might not make it as a result. Tony Moeaki? He's injured until training camp, which opens opportunities for others to shine. Andy Reid will want to get a good look at him in camp before making any decisions there.

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