The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up the first three days of voluntary organized team activities Thursday, concluding with head coach Andy Reid taking the podium for the team’s weekly media availability. Reid spoke about the regimen of quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who we know practiced on Tuesday.
“He’s been doing everything, so he’s been full go,” said Reid, discussing the QB’s turf toe recovery. “He’s still working with (vice president of sports medicine and performance) Rick (Burkholder) and the toe — and that.”
Chiefs general manager Brett Veach confirmed earlier this month that Mahomes would do “some stuff” during OTAs — but according to Reid, the nature of the game has allowed him to be in better shape than that.
“We utilize this more as a passing camp. We don’t run the ball much in this thing. It’s good that way, and his toe’s really done well.”
Mahomes was not at Thursday practice, however. He is holding his inaugural 15 and the Mahomies “Aloha Golf Classic” in Hawaii this weekend.
Tight end Travis Kelce was also absent — as were defensive end Frank Clark, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, cornerback Charvarius Ward, linebacker Kamalei Correa and defensive tackle Khalen Saunders — according to Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star.
Chiefs wrapped up first week of OTAs. Didn’t see Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Frank Clark, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Charvarius Ward, Kamalei Correa, Khalen Saunders out here today.— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) May 27, 2021
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“We’ve been lucky where we’ve had most of our team here,” added Reid. “We’ve had a little bit of the cold bug going around, so there’s some guys missing [Thursday], but for the most part, we’ve had everybody here and the injuries — we haven’t had any injuries, which — knock on wood — is also good.
“The guys have been working hard. I appreciate their effort in wanting to get better and get familiar with some of the new stuff we’re putting out there.”
It is worth a reminder here that OTA workouts are voluntary until June 15.