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Chiefs have ‘good turnout’ on first day of offseason workouts


04/22/2014 10:35 AM

05/16/2014 1:19 PM

The Chiefs began the first phase of the voluntary off-season program on Monday. The players, in accordance to the collective bargaining agreement, are allowed to lift weights with the strength and conditioning coaches, and the quarterbacks and receivers are allowed to throw without coaching. The only work with the coaches takes place in the classroom until next month.

The club will conduct a rookie minicamp on May 24-26; 10 organized team activity practices during May 27-June 13 and a mandatory minicamp June 17-19.

The club has 74 players on the roster, but coach Andy Reid would not say how many participated on Monday, other than to say “it was a good turnout.

“The guys seemed to have great energy,” Reid added. “You like to see guys excited to get back to work and doing what they love to do.”

Injury updates

Running back Knile Davis, who suffered a broken leg in the Indianapolis playoff game, did not require surgery, and has recovered to the point “he is doing everything,” Reid said Monday. Second-year defensive back Sanders Commings, who missed all but two games last season with collarbone/shoulder issues, also has been cleared for all activities after undergoing off-season surgery, but Reid would not specify the nature of the surgery.

Second-year tight end Travis Kelce, who finished the season on injured reserve after a procedure on his knee “is progressing well,” Reid said.

Reid also said tackle Eric Fisher had left shoulder and sports hernia surgery this offseason.

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