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The Kansas City Chiefs are set to begin Phase 3 of the offseason program on Monday.
The team completed one week of Phase 2 activities and now things will ramp up during Phase 3. The team will get a chance to participate in voluntary workouts called Organized Team Activities (OTAs) during this phase in addition to Mandatory Minicamp to close things out prior to training camp.
OTAs begin on Tuesday for Kansas City, but they still don’t include any live contact. It serves as an opportunity for teams to get their veteran players on the practice field and do various team drills for the first time during the offseason.
Here’s the NFL’s updated description of Phase 3:
“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 had strong attendance to start Phase 2 of the offseason program, so you can expect that Phase 3 will also have few absences. It’s even possible that the team inches even closer to 100% attendance. The returning veterans all seem highly motivated after the Super Bowl LV loss, but these are voluntary workouts.
Tuesday, May 25 will kick off the first of three sessions of OTAs for Kansas City. They’ll have a total of 10 practices spread out over three sessions. You can find the dates for each of those workouts here.