The Kansas City Chiefs were missing a trio of stars on the first day of OTAs. According to the Star’s Terez Paylor, Justin Houston, Eric Berry and Marcus Peters were absent Tuesday.
The #Chiefs just finished OTA practice No. 1. Eric Berry, Justin Houston and Marcus Peters were not present. These are voluntary.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) May 23, 2017
Usually OTA absences are related to contracts but Berry and Houston were just paid and Peters isn’t eligible for a new deal until after the 2017 season. OTAs are voluntary ... if you’re a good enough player. Would someone competing for a roster spot miss practice even if it’s voluntary? Probably not. The three listed here are in no danger so they can tend to whatever they’re doing instead. Sure, I would rather them be there but I don’t have any doubt all three of them will be ready so I’m not sweating this until we have a reason to.
The Chiefs do have a mandatory minicamp in June. Andy Reid will speak to reporters on Thursday.