OTAs: Offense gets rolling, Baldwin gets sick

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The Chiefs are starting to find their red zone mojo, while sickness spreads to Jonathan Baldwin.

Sickness spreads to Baldwin

As we noted yesterday, the Chiefs were already down two significant players to sickness on Wednesday as Branden Albert and Brandon Flowers missed practice. Now Jon Baldwin is out due to illness today as well. It's unknown if they are related, but the Chiefs are one more absence away from being labeled an elementary school classroom.

DMC, Bowe return to action

It was expected that Dwayne Bowe would return soon enough. After all, he had to step out yesterday due to leg cramps. But the bigger news here is that McCluster's lingering hamstring issues are apparently getting well enough to take a few snaps. As a versatile player who Andy Reid can use all over the field, DMC has a special task ahead of him of learning more nuances of Reid's schemes than most players.

Touchdowns galore

According to Team Rankings, the Chiefs were dead last in red zone scoring percentage in 2012 (27 percent) and they weren't that much better in 2011. This team must learn to put the ball in the end zone, so it's nice to see several touchdowns in practice today, even without pads. It's also nice to see that Devon Wylie took advantage of additional reps today enough to score one of those touchdowns.

Cyrus Gray crowds the backfield

It's nothing new for Jamaal Charles to make an amazing play, but it's nice to read about nonetheless. He's the heart and soul of this offense, so it's nice for Reid to get a first-hand look at the elite talent he has to work with. At the same time, Cyrus Gray could add another playmaker in the backfield that also has a third round investment in Knile Davis on hand. There are others, of course, but the Chiefs could be loaded in the backfield when it's all said and done.

Can Chiefs run a 4-TE set?

It's easy to forget just how good of an offensive weapon Tony Moeaki can be given his health concerns, but the tight end was healthy last year and got better as the season progressed. The Chiefs then brought in Anthony Fasano on a four-year deal in addition to landing Travis Kelce in the third round of the NFL Draft. Is there even room for Demetrius Harris? Maybe not, but the kid's athleticism is clearly turning heads already and today is another reason for the Chiefs to figure something out with the former basketball player.

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