Quintin Demps is Chiefs No. 1 kick returner, and more from the Kansas City Chiefs Week 1 depth chart

Peter Aiken

The Week 1 Kansas City Chiefs depth chart is here. This is the first depth chart from the Chiefs following roster cuts, which means there are a lot of changes to the depth chart. The starters remain mostly the same as you'd expect. The backups and third teamers have changed quite a bit given the movement in the last week. Read on for the entire depth chart.


WR: Donnie Avery, A.J. Jenkins, Chad Hall
LT: Branden Albert, Donald Stephenson
LG: Jeff Allen
C: Rodney Hudson, Eric Kush
RG: Jon Asamoah
RT: Eric Fisher, Geoff Schwartz
TE: Anthony Fasano, Travis Kelce, Sean McGrath
WR: Dwayne Bowe, Dexter McCluster, Junior Hemingway
QB: Alex Smith, Chase Daniel, Tyler Bray
RB: Jamaal Charles, Knile Davis, Cyrus Gray
FB: Anthony Sherman

Donald Stephenson can fill in at left and right tackle if need be; Geoff Schwartz can do the same at right tackle and left or right guard. Sean McGrath is the new tight end from Seattle claimed on waivers. The quarterback depth chart, stays the same as expected. AJ Jenkins moves up to the second team after Devon Wylie's release.


LDE: Tyson Jackson, Allen Bailey, Mike Catapano
NT: Dontari Poe, Jaye Howard
RDE: Mike DeVito, Anthony Toribio
LOLB: Justin Houston, Frank Zombo, Josh Martin
LILB: Akeem Jordan, Nico Johnson
RILB: Derrick Johnson, James-Michael Johnson
ROLB: Tamba Hali, Dezman Moses
LCB: Brandon Flowers, Marcus Cooper
RCB: Sean Smith , Dunta Robinson, Ron Parker
SS: Eric Berry, Quintin Demps
FS: Kendrick Lewis, Husain Abdullah, Sanders Commings

Mike Catapano remains as a defensive end; the Chiefs had tried to convert him this offseason to a linebacker. Jaye Howard, claimed off waivers by Seattle, is the No. 2 nose tackle, taking Jerrell Powe's stop. Akeem Jordan has won the starting inside linebacker job as expected. Several players were part of the wave of players claimed on Sunday: Howard, James-Michael Johnson, Dezman Moses, Marcus Cooper and Ron Parker. All new players. Sanders Commings remains on the roster with his broken collarbone. They must believe he can contribute soon.


P: Dustin Colquitt, Ryan Succop
K: Ryan Succop, Dustin Colquitt
KO: Ryan Succop, Dustin Colquitt
LS: Thomas Gafford
H: Dustin Colquitt, Chase Daniel
PR: Dexter McCluster, Quintin Demps
KR: Quintin Demps, Dexter McCluster, Knile Davis

The only note here is that Quintin Demps, and not McCluster, is your No. 1 kick returner. I think we kinda knew that but McCluster has technically been listed there on the depth chart. Also note that Knile Davis is an option there as well.

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