Chiefs begin final week of OTAs on Tuesday – Chiefs Wire

Chiefs begin final week of OTAs on Tuesday – Chiefs Wire

The Kansas City Chiefs continue Phase 3 of the offseason program this week with their third and final set of OTAs beginning on Tuesday, June 7th.

The team has been going through the offseason workout program since April 18. They’ve gone through voluntary strength and conditioning workouts, plus a reintroduction of on-field instruction and drills in Phase 1 and Phase 2. The team has seen five OTA practices so far, with Phase 3 of the offseason program incorporating things that puts the team closer to playing “real” football.

Here is what Phase 3 entails, via the NFL’s offseason workout press release:

“Phase Three consists of the next four weeks of the program. 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.

Article 22 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement stipulates that clubs may hold one mandatory minicamp for veteran players. This minicamp, noted below, must occur during Phase Three of the offseason program”

OTAs lack contact, but the return of team drills allows the Chiefs to further set the foundation for the upcoming season. The team is set to have four consecutive days of practice from June 7-10. The last week of OTA practices tends to be one of the better-attended sessions with Mandatory Minicamp coming the following week.

We expect to hear from Andy Reid and select players on Thursday ahead of the conclusion of OTAs. It’s possible that Reid cancels or alters practice on Friday should the practice week go well.

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