For the first time in a while it looks like the NFL lockout could finally be coming to an end. While we all wait for official word, a large number of Kansas City players got together Tuesday to kick off an unofficial three-day mini-camp at a local high school.
Practices are closed to the public. Thursday’s practice will be open to reporters.
A handful of players have gotten together this offseason to work on conditioning and fundamentals during the NFL lockout. Players aren’t allowed at team facilities, and the normal league schedule — including offseason practice and minicamp — has been abandoned.
“Just get guys back acclimated,” [TE Leonard] Pope said of the practices’ purpose.
“Just something real light.”
It seems as if every Chiefs player on Twitter was not only in town for the workout but pumped about being able to be around their teammates again. Matt Cassel has been leading smaller workouts and is no doubt excited to see so many players involved in these workouts.
The San Diego Chargers have had much more success with attendance for their workouts than Cassel had for his, but the timing of this mini-camp could end up being perfectly timed. If the owners and players come to an agreement in the next week, it would make sense to do a quick rookie camp immediately and follow that with a normal OTA. On the heels of these three days, there will be a lot of Chiefs players that will be ready to roll for the official practices.