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Chiefs Coach Explains Eric Berry And Javier Arenas' Absence Yesterday

Yesterday two of the Chiefs rookies -- Eric Berry and Javier Arenas -- sat out the team portion of practice and a few of the individual drills. No reason was given for their absence and neither was noticeably injured. Chiefs coach Todd Haley was asked today what happened with them.

Shockingly (to me at least), he answered.

"We're in the offseason so I don't have to talk about injuries but I'll at least touch on it.

"They had existing situations that we knew about that we just wanted to be smart with. They were back today and actively involved. It was more precautionary more than anything else. These guys haven't been in our offseason program so we don't know exactly what they've been doing though we try to figure it out as best we can. There's been a lot of things going on, especially with having this camp the weekend directly after the draft, so things moved along fast.

"Without knowing exactly where they are, we didn't want to take a chance."

He also said neither injury was expected to be long-term and won't affect their status in the OTAs coming up.


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