Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was the only player of the current 88 members on the roster who was not in attendance for the team’s voluntary OTA’s that started on Monday. The first on field practice lasted 90 minutes and featured several drills of offense vs. defense as the players wore shirts and shorts.
Second year player Jonathan Baldwin filled in for Bowe as the offense gets acclimated to new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. Quarterback Matt Cassel told KCChiefs.com, “There are some similarities, but it’s definitely a different offense, so for us, we just have to continue to work hard. It is going to be a process, but at the same time, I think as long as we keep getting better each and every day, we’ll become a good offense.”
Three players who showed up but were held out of drills were Eric Berry, Jamaal Charles and Tony Moeaki. They are coming off season ending knee surgeries and were held back by head coach Romeo Crennel for precautionary reasons.
The only rookie in camp that isn’t signed is first round selection Dontari Poe, but he’s not concerned with contracts. He’s trying to work on technique and soaking up as much of the defense as he can.
AUDIO Poe on OTA’s (1:39)