KC Chiefs News: OTAs And Alex Smith


KC Chiefs news this morning focuses on what is happening during the second round of voluntary OTAs. As always, Alex Smith is also a hot topic.

Right now OTAs are dominating Chiefs talk, and after the first session in late May, there were still many questions.

Eric Fisher was practicing with the second team, Justin Houston is still a no-show and everyone escaped major injury.

Of course, it was only a matter of time before it happened to someone. ESPN’s Adam Teicher reported that defensive lineman Dontari Poe left practice Wednesday with back spasms.

Receiver Albert Wilson also had a hamstring injury while linebacker Derrick Johnson remains out with an injury as well. Teicher said all three are not considered serious.

Another interesting note is a second story from Teicher that says Smith’s coaches are urging him to “look for big plays.” Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson alluded to the fact that Smith will be taking more chances next season.

"“If he misses a down-the-field throw, it’s my job and it’s our job to show him on tape exactly what he’s looking at in order to see that throw,” Pederson said."

Check out these posts from around Fansided.com. 

Kansas City Chiefs: Five Takeaways From OTAs [KC Kingdom]

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

Chasing The Chiefs’ 53: Devante Bausby and Da’Rick Rogers [Arrowhead Addict]

"Every year there are a couple of relatively unknown players that are able to step up and make an NFL team’s roster.  Undrafted free agents, futures contracts, practice squad veterans, Canadian Football League stars, and even the odd crossover from another sport.  There is always someone who comes out and surprises everyone, and the Chiefs have had their share."

Now check out what the rest of the web has to say. 

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Back Spams Keep Poe From Practicing [Arrowhead Pride]

"The Kansas City Chiefs continue to deal with injury news, but fortunately all are considered minor. As for the latest, the team expects wide receiver Albert Wilson to return from his hamstring injury in time for training camp, per ESPN’s Adam Teicher."

Chiefs Trying To Get Alex Smith To Look For Big Plays [ESPN]

"The Kansas City Chiefs, who were last in the NFL in long pass plays by a significant margin, are again working with quarterback Alex Smith to change that."

Marcus Peters Losing Ground With Absence From Chiefs Practice [ESPN]

"Through no fault of his own, other than the choice he made years ago of where he would play college football, cornerback Marcus Peters is not practicing with the Kansas City Chiefs. Peters, the Chiefs’ first-round draft pick, is prohibited by NFL rule from participating because the academic term at the University of Washington is ongoing."

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