Among the most important takeaways from the Kansas City Chiefs rookie minicamp is that there were no injuries. Chiefs coach Andy Reid spoke to the media after Monday's final practice of the three-day minicamp and applauded the players for staying healthy.
"The guys worked hard," Reid said, via quotes from the Chiefs. "I've got to give them credit for the effort that they put out here and they did stay healthy. I'm sure they're sore, but they stayed healthy and worked hard and my hat's off to them."
Chiefs GM John Dorsey and Reid will determine if any of the tryout players will stick and are worthy of a contract. The other players will be getting back to work on Tuesday with the first set of OTAs next week.
"I liked what I saw. We looked a little bigger and faster and they picked it up well," Reid said.
Watch video of Reid's press conference here. A few notes and quotes below:
Almost all the contract players are back tomorrow: Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson will not be back until mandatory minicamp in June due to graduation rules.
On Marcus Peters and Chris Conley returning kicks: "Dave (Toub) has everybody back there and he tries them and even guys that haven't done it that might have some potential. And you saw that with Knile (Davis) on the kickoffs. I think it's a good thing and it looked like they handled it pretty well. We've had a couple windy days here, so the ball has been all over the place, but they've handled it."
On Iowa State DL David Irving: "We knew he was a good football player. He had some issues, obviously. Dorsey and his crew did a nice job of getting int here and making sure with him that he would fit in here and that he has things going in the right direction."
On UDFA WR and cancer survivor Kenny Cook: "He sure is a big target with a big catch radius and made some plays for us. It's a tribute to the kid for working so hard, his docs that helped him out, and here he is."
On Georgia LB Ramik Wilson making plays: "Yeah, he's got strong hands and he's got a knack for making plays here. He's done a nice job, a very nice job."
Here are a few of the post-minicamp stories out this afternoon: