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What We Learned from the Day 10 OTA Press Conference

Six takeaways from the Chiefs’ media availability Friday


Chiefs coach Andy Reid shared the latest timeline on finding out the latest with safety Eric Berry.

"The initial meeting that I told you about was to give answers as to what's next," Reid said. "It's really this next meeting that they do that. They normally do that after the meeting that I mentioned to you. It's normally three weeks after that, so we're right about that time."

Reid spoke about what the team was able to do during the past couple of weeks.

"It's a better understanding of the offense and defense and you want to see a third-year progression of the guys that have been here three years and then what kind of shape they're in. This gives you a pretty good idea. They're out here. The heat kind of jumped on us quickly. We were able to practice I thought very well and function very well still. It looks like a pretty well-conditioned team and we'll see."

Reid said that offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has "progressed quite a bit from his rookie year."

"A lot of it is his understanding of the game and playing at this level," he said. "[He's] very strong, athletic and smart. It's just a matter with him, like I mentioned last year, with reps. Every rep, he gets better."

Reid broke down what he believes is the key to wide receivers making an impact early in their careers.

"Normally, they came from passing offenses. That's one," he said. "Two, I would tell you they're smart guys. However they're perceived by people, they're smart football players. They pick things up. We ask our receivers to play a million different positions, so you better be able to spit out quickly. By the time the quarterback gives it to you, you better be able to line up right."

Reid likes what he's seen so far in rookie WR Chris Conley.

"He's getting better every day," he said. "Big, strong, fast and smart. Those are good characteristics to have."

Reid wasn't certain as to whether linebacker Justin Houston would be at mandatory minicamp next week.

"I don't know that," he said. "He probably won't be. We just move on, I don't really get caught up in all that stuff."

A look at OTA's on Friday at The University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex.

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