KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Cornerback Marcus Peters, the Kansas City Chiefs' first-round draft pick, will be unable to participate in 10 offseason practices because of NFL rules prohibiting players from practicing while their college is in session.
Peters attended the University of Washington, where classes will be in session until June 12.
Peters can participate in the Chiefs' rookie minicamp May 16-18 and their full squad minicamp June 16 through 18. But he is not allowed to participate in the 10 practices the Chiefs will hold between May 26 and June 12.
"I'm sure he'll have ample opportunity to get caught up to speed," general manager John Dorsey said.
The Chiefs went through the same situation last year with De'Anthony Thomas, who went to college at Oregon. Classes at Oregon also stretch into June.
"He'll be able to come in and participate in the rookie minicamp so he can have a playbook there and take notes and so on and take that with him," coach Andy Reid said of Peters. "When he comes back for the mandatory camp he'll be in the swing of things."