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Chiefs veterans lead way at voluntary workouts

Posted: 8:13 PM, May 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-24 23:32:24-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Oh, what a difference a year makes. In 2017, before being injured for the season, Eric Berry skipped OTA's to spend more time with his family and says in 2018 his focus is a little different.

"I just want us to be the best team we can be that's more my focus," said Berry. "I've dealt with injuries before so that's not really my concern. I'm not overlooking it, I'm just putting in my work. I know my teammates are depending on me and I'm depending on them so it's more of an accountability thing."

It's not just the presence of Berry. Veterans like Justin Houston being at OTA's brings a sense of energy to a team that's ready to get to a championship.

"I get older they get younger or stay the same." said head coach Andy Reid. "It's a crazy deal but I love every minute of it and feel very honored and privileged to have a chance to do it."

It's all about that energy at these voluntary workouts, especially when it comes to quarterback Patrick Mahomes. It's his second year in this offense. Andy Reid admits he's thrown a lot at the young quarterback but he seems to be taking everything in stride. Mahomes even bragged a little about the addition of guys like Sammy Watkins who've really helped this offense to be the best it can be.

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