A little more than two weeks ago, it was reported (by friend-of-the-site Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star) that the Kansas City Chiefs had more than 80 players in for Phase Two of the team’s offseason program.
That attendance included Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who attended last Tuesday of voluntary work before missing at least Thursday — but he was back at work for day four Tuesday after his first annual charity golf tournament over the weekend.
Word of the Chiefs’ good attendance apparently spread to the Cleveland Browns media, who asked defensive end Myles Garrett if the team was falling behind, given the 55 Browns on hand for their voluntary work. The Chiefs host the Browns Week 1 at Arrowhead Stadium.
“Not at all,’’ said Garrett, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “I’m glad they have attendance, but just because they’re getting work in at their facility doesn’t mean that we’re not working just because we’re away.
“Our defense is getting the work in, our guys [on offense] are working on their craft, just working from home. We have that freedom and that liberty. When we get to game one, we will see who has been jelling better and who’s got the upper hand.”
It’s worth noting that Cabot also reported that quarterback Baker Mayfield, wide receiver Jarvis Landry and edge rushers Jadeveon Clowney and Takk McKinley were not in attendance.
Mayfield and the Browns had the ball down just five points in the fourth quarter facing backup quarterback Chad Henne in last year’s Divisional Round game. The Browns punted, and Henne and the Chiefs emerged victorious, advancing to the AFC championship.
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