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Chiefs’ OTAs continue on Tuesday, conclude on Friday

The 2021 offseason program continues at Arrowhead.

Kansas City Chiefs Practice Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs began Phase Three of their offseason program two weeks ago. This part of the offseason includes 10 days of voluntary Organized Team Activities (OTAs). The team has now conducted six of these during the last two weeks — and will conclude them with four more sessions from Tuesday to Friday of this 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 the final week of Phase Three — their three-day mandatory minicamp — beginning on Tuesday, June 15.

We expect OTA sessions from Tuesday through Thursday be closed; we’re unlikely to learn much of what takes place. But on Friday, selected members of the media will be allowed to observe some parts of the session — and just like the last two weeks, we expect to have an opportunity to speak with Kansas City coaches and a selection of players.