Kansas City Chiefs: Five Takeaways From OTAs

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Dec 21, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid yells to an official during the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. The Steelers won the game, 20-12. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

With the first rounds of voluntary OTAs last week for the Kansas City Chiefs in the books, it’s time to look at a few takeaways from the practices.

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There were some obvious (still no Justin Houston), some afterthoughts (no significant injuries) and a little bit of everything in between.

Most teams are missing a few players during these workouts whether it be injury, a contract dispute or something else, but the news out of Chiefs camp is fairly good from last week.

New addition to the wide receiving corps, veteran Jeremy Maclin, is coming along nicely, but what will be a revamped offensive line still has many question marks.

This is the start of year three of John Dorsey’s Andy Reid/Alex Smith project, and fans are antsy not only for another playoff berth, but a playoff victory for the first time in 21 years.

Let’s take a look at five important takeaways (some good, some not-so good), from the first week of OTAs.

Because, you know, it’s never too early to speculate about your favorite NFL team.

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