Over the past few weeks, we've been making an assumption that LB Mike Vrabel will not attend the voluntary portions of the Chiefs Organized Team Activities (OTAs).
Turns out, we were wrong. Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star reports Vrabel plans on attending all the OTAs.
"I’m looking forward to being there and getting back to work," Vrabel said. "I told Todd (Haley) I plan to be at all of the (practices) and the minicamp. It’s the exact same schedule I had for my last seven years in New England."
The minicamp would be the lone mandatory camp the Chiefs will conduct in June.
Vrabel says last year, with all the change going on, he "wasn't in a big hurry" to get to Kansas City.
"Once I got there," he told Teicher, "and realized the type of people we had around and the type of people they wanted to bring in, it was fine."
Teicher reports Vrabel is also feeling a "sense of urgency" this season because, at his age, you're lucky to be in the NFL.
"When you turn 34 in the National Football League, you’re lucky to still have a job," Vrabel said. "So it’s closer to the end than it is to the beginning for me. I fully intend to put everything into this season and then I’ll evaluate things at the end of the season, I hope at the end of this season I’m able to do it again. If I’m not, then that will be it."