Two Chiefs WRs Missing on Third Day of OTAs

Kadarius Toney and Xavier Worthy were both absent from OTAs on Wednesday
Kadarius Toney and Xavier Worthy were both absent from OTAs on Wednesday / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs are actively conducting OTAs (offseason team activities), giving the coaching staff their first opportunity to evaluate the entire roster together following the 2024 NFL Draft.

These are purely optional practices, though rookies and players fighting for roster spots or playing time typically participate. It's potentially significant then, that both Xavier Worthy and Kadarius Toney were not spotted on the field Wednesday.

Kansas City's coaching staff has big expectations for Worthy, though Toney is at a crossroads entering the final season of his rookie contract.

Chiefs News: WRs Xavier Worthy and Kadarius Toney Not at OTAs

Wednesday is the last day of the first three-day stretch. The Chiefs will also hold workouts May 28-30 and June 4-7.

There hasn't yet been a reason given for the duo's absence. It's possible they have minor ailments or this was part of the coaching staff's plan, but it's curious regardless. Toney caught only 27 passes for 169 yards and one TD last season. If he wants to stick on the roster long-term, he needs to earn his spot.

Brett Veach has said Toney may be the most talented receiver on the roster. I'd imagine Toney will participate in future OTAs given his precarious place on the team. As for Worthy, the Chiefs traded up in the first round for him for a reason. He's a dynamic talent and I'm not concerned about his absence at all.

It's nice to see rugby star Louis Rees-Zammit get some punt return work in. He's a guy to watch as he learns the nuances of American football, and the NFL's new kickoff rules could give him a role early.

We'll likely get explanations for Worthy and Toney's absences throughout the week, but it's nice to see the Chiefs back on the field getting ready for a possible three-peat.

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