New Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki returned to practice this afternoon. Moeaki, the Chiefs third round pick, hadn't practiced this rookie minicamp at the beginning of May. He moved well at that minicamp so being held out of the next five weeks of OTAs was a bit of a surprise.
Haley indicated it wasn't a serious injury and his return today demonstrates that.
So what about the other guys Moeaki left in the "rehab zone"? Here's a rundown on the injured Chiefs:
WR Quinten Lawrence: He had a shoulder injury in 2009 that's kept him out of the majority of OTAs. He briefly returned last week. Haley has said this is more precautionary than anything.
WR Lance Long: We're not sure exactly what his injury is. He was healthy enough to attend an event on Sunday honoring Len Dawson.
CB Brandon Flowers: He had a shoulder injury in 2009 that's keeping him out. This is precautionary. He says he's healthy and ready to roll.
RB Jamaal Charles: Another shoulder injury from 2009. Like Flowers, this is precautionary and, like Flowers, he's said he's 100%.
TE Brad Cottam: He had a neck injury in 2009 that he's recovering from. He's improving but his exact status isn't known.
WR David Grimes: He pulled a hamstring a few weeks back. The injury doesn't sound serious. Certainly not a good thing for someone like Grimes to be hurt during this time.
QB Brodie Croyle: He's been doing some individual drills but not the team stuff over the last two weeks. He injured his finger throwing a ball but Haley says it's not a big deal.