The De'Anthony Thomas situation is a little odd. The Chiefs ended his season by putting him on the non-football illness list near the end of the season. The Chiefs said it was not due to the concussion but offered up no other explanation other than personal issues. DAT then tweeted recently that he was still recovering from his concussion, which led to more questions.
So, what's going on here? Chiefs coach Andy Reid told Danny Parkins and Carrington Harrison on 610 Sports this afternoon that when he spoke with DAT at the end of the season he did not say it was the concussion.
"I would tell you he passed all the protocol there," Reid said on 610. "That wasn't a situation, I mean, he seemed fine when he was here. That wasn't what he had told me why things ended that way. So I'm not gonna get into all of that but it wasn't concussion-related."
Chiefs GM John Dorsey spoke to the media on Thursday as well and he was guarded about it as well but did say the NFI list was not because of the concussion.
What Dorsey DID say is that the Chiefs anticipate having DAT for OTAs this spring. Because we didn't know exactly what was going on I was wondering if DAT was going to be back with the Chiefs. This doesn't mean that he definitely will ... but that the Chiefs expect him to.
There's still something else going on here, and I'm not sure what it is.