6 Kansas City Chiefs on Thin Ice Following OTAs

Which Kansas City Chiefs are on thin ice after OTAs?
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OTAs wrapped up on June 7 for the Kansas City Chiefs, who will have a few days off before their mandatory minicamp. That starts June 11 and will run just three days. The Chiefs will then get a long break before meeting back up in late July for training camp.

That's when the work will ramp up as the Super Bowl champions aim to make history. No team has ever won the Super Bowl three years in a row but the Chiefs feel confident they can pull it off. They should, considering they won their second last year with an offense that lacked their normal firepower.

They addressed that concern and more in the offseason. Their additions to the roster should help them continue to find success on the field but it has these six players on thin ice following the voluntary practice sessions.

6. Lucas Niang, Offensive Tackle

A third-round pick from TCU in 2020, Lucas Niang had the upside to be a starter down the road. He wasn't able to spend much time developing though, since the Chiefs needed him to start nine games in 2021. That was technically his rookie campaign since Niang opted out of the 2020 campaign due to COVID concerns.

He played well but didn't do enough to keep a starting job going forward. Entering his fourth season, Niang has yet to make another start and when he has been on the field, his blocking has been suspect.

He's far from a lock to make the roster, especially after the addition of Kingsley Suamataia from BYU. Kansas City might even look to free agency to find someone who can push Wanya Morris, which would all but guarantee Niang would be on the outside looking in.