On Thursday, the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs had their ninth voluntary organized staff exercise (OTA) session on the staff’s observe facility on the grounds of the Truman Sports activities Complicated. Below guidelines established for the 2021 offseason, the staff is allowed a complete of 10 of those OTA periods. The final one is scheduled for Friday.
Simply as has occurred over the last two weeks, Tuesday and Wednesday’s on-field work was closed to outsiders. However chosen members of the press have been allowed to look at parts of Thursday’s session. In line with a report from the Kansas Metropolis Star’s Herbie Teope, 10 Chiefs weren’t current for the voluntary session.
In line with Teope, offensive linemen Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Martinas Rankin and Kyle Lengthy didn’t take part. (Lengthy was reported to have been injured throughout Wednesday’s session). Defensive linemen Frank Clark and Demone Harris have been additionally absent, as have been defensive backs Armani Watts, Rashad Fenton and Charvarius Ward.
Teope additionally reported three different gamers have been current on Thursday, however weren’t taking part in on-field actions: defensive sort out Chris Jones, cornerback Deandre Baker and rookie linebacker Malik Herring.
It’s necessary to keep in mind that the absence of those gamers throughout Thursday’s voluntary session tells us nothing about whether or not they participated on Tuesday and Wednesday’s exercises. Nevertheless, Duvernay-Tardif, Clark and Ward have now been absent for all three of the OTAs open to the media — though when he spoke to the press later, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid stated that Duvernay-Tardif might be current when obligatory minicamp begins on Tuesday. However a few of these absent final Thursday — together with working backs Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams, defensive linemen Jarran Reed and Taco Charlton and cornerback Mike Hughes — have been on the sphere.