When the Kansas City Chiefs got together for the first OTA of the 2012 season, new head coach Romeo Crennel had nearly every single player on the roster in attendance. All told, 86 of a possible 87 Chiefs were in the house, with franchise player Dwayne Bowe the lone holdout.
Even first-round pick Dontari Poe, still without his first NFL contract, showed up ready to get to work.
These workouts are voluntary, but much like when Todd Haley first took over as head coach, it was expected for everyone on the roster (minus the unsigned Bowe) to be in town. With a new system being implemented, every day the coaching staff can have with the team will make sure things go smoothly when training camp kicks off.
Not all of the 86 players in attendance were able to participate. Seven Chiefs were forced to sit out while they deal with injuries. Eric Berry, Jamaal Charles and Tony Moeaki are recovering from knee surgery and are being eased back slowly so they are all 100% for training camp.
Also sitting out where OL Rob Bruggeman (finger), S Kendrick Lewis (pectoral), DB De’Quan Menzie (hamstring and LB Brandon Siler (achilles).