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Chiefs Won't Have Bye Week Player-Coaches Like Last Year

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Last year on the Kansas City Chiefs bye week, head coach Todd Haley named 15 new assistant coaches to the team. He took some of the veteran players that would normally have some time off during the bye week and instilled them as coaches.

While it seemed like a good exercise last year, Haley said on Tuesday that he won't be doing the same thing again this year.

"No, I didn't go with the formal coaches this year, but some of the more veteran guys that won't be doing a ton have been asked to participate and work along with the young guys, in an effort to try to be developing as much of this young skill that we have and develop our team at the same time."

The Chiefs practiced yesterday, and they'll do the same today, before taking four consecutive days off, per the rules of the new CBA.

The players who turned into coaches last year were: Terrance Copper, Chris Chambers, Thomas Jones, Brian Waters, Casey Wiegmann, Ryan Lilja, Leonard Pope, Jon McGraw, Brandon Flowers, Travis Daniels, Shaun Smith, Ron Edwards, Demorrio Williams, Tamba Hali and Mike Vrabel.

Five of those 15 players are no longer with the Chiefs.