“We saw a little bit of that last year,” Reid said, via ESPN.com. “We went through a funk. … You go through slumps. You’ve got to work through those. It happens to every offensive line and every offensive lineman.”
Chiefs OL coach Andy Heck added that they expect a lot out of this group, seeing as it’s one of the more experienced groups on the team.
“We’ve got a high standard,” Heck said. “We’ve been a young line in the past, but right now, we’re one of the older, more experienced groups on this team. So we expect a lot out of those guys.
“We’re very concerned as a line but not overly so. We’ve got some work to do. This is training camp. This is part of the process.”
“This is a negotiation,” Gruden said. “Joel Segal is Khalil’s agent. They’ve got their plan. General Manager Reggie McKenzie and the people negotiating on our end have a plan. I’m coaching the team. At this time, he’s not here, and we have to focus on what we can control, and that’s just working.”
- Aaron Wilson reports that former Texans OT Derek Newton filed a grievance for a $500,000 roster bonus he was due on April 1 if he passed a team physical.
- The Texans elected to release Newton on April 12 with a failed physical designation.
- According to Wilson, Newton’s grievance is pending and currently counts $200,000 against their salary cap.