The Kansas City Chiefs have at least five players who were not present at the start of the 2015 offseason program, which is voluntary. Those players are LB Justin Houston, S Eric Berry, S Daniel Sorensen, G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and QB Tyler Bray.
Houston's absence is related to his contract. He has not signed his franchise tender and Reid made it clear that they want to sign Houston to a long-term deal.
"We want him here," Reid said. "That's been stated before. He's a good person and a good player and he's one of our team leaders. Sometimes these things just take time to work out."
"I know on the other side Justin is going to work his tail off because that's the way he's wired," Reid continued. "He'll make sure he's ready when the times comes."
Berry's absence is obviously related to his fight against cancer.
"Just from talking to him, [trainer] Rick [Burkholder] has talked with him and kept in communication with his doctor. He's doing very well. He's got a couple treatments left. Those treatments kinda knock the dog out of you."
We're all thinking about Berry. He's got this.
Tyler Bray tore his ACL earlier this year and he is rehabbing outside of Kansas City.
Meanwhile, S Daniel Sorensen and G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif have academic-related duties to take care of, according to Reid.