The Kansas City Chiefs might finally be whole again. The Chiefs will have their first and only mandatory minicamp from June 13-15 of this week. This is the first portion of the offseason that is mandatory.
This is notable in Kansas City because Justin Houston, Eric Berry and Marcus Peters have not been at the voluntary OTAs open to the media so far this offseason. While we have spotted Houston and Berry and they look like they’re still in shape, we still want to see them back on the field even if it just OTAs. Dee Ford has also missed time this offseason.
That’s assuming that they show up. That it’s mandatory implies there are consequences for skipping it. And there are. The player can be fined $13,400 for skipping the first day, $26,800 for the second day and $40,205 for the third day for a grand total of $80,405 to skip the workouts. For Berry or Houston who already have their second contracts, this is a (relative) drop in the bucket. For Peters, it’s a little different as he’s still on his rookie deal.
The fun starts tomorrow when we’ll find out who’s here and who’s not. Alex Smith will be talking to the media on Tuesday, more players will talk on Wednesday and then Andy Reid will talk on Thursday.