Last week, the Kansas City Chiefs began Phase Three of their offseason program, which begins with 10 days of voluntary Organized Team Activities (OTAs). The team conducted three days of OTAs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of last week — and will do the same this week.
Under 2021’s modified offseason rules and schedule, here’s what’s allowed during this part of the program.
Phase Three (May 24-June 18) remains its customary four weeks in length. Beginning in Phase Three, clubs may conduct in-person meetings and classroom instruction subject to COVID-19 testing cadence, tracking, facility access and other protocols. During Phase Three, teams may conduct a total of 10 days of organized team practice activity, or “OTAs”. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.
The Chiefs will conduct their remaining voluntary OTA sessions on these dates:
- June 1-3 (Tuesday through Thursday)
- June 8-11 (Tuesday through Friday)
The Chiefs will conduct the final week of Phase Three — their three-day mandatory minicamp — beginning on Tuesday, June 15.
Tuesday and Wednesday’s sessions will be closed. We expect to learn very little of what occurs as they take place. But on Thursday, selected members of the media will be allowed to observe some parts of the session — and just like last week, we expect to have an opportunity to speak with Kansas City’s coaches and a selection of players.