It would be cool if the Kansas City Chiefs released a depth chart that was actually accurate for the next week. I suppose you can't predict playing time for each player in the upcoming week but things like TE Jake O'Connell being listed as the No. 2 tight end when TE Anthony Becht has played ahead of him the past couple weeks isn't an accurate representation of the Chiefs true depth chart.
They don't have to keep anything accurate with their depth chart, which is actually called the "unofficial" depth chart -- it'd probably be a competitive disadvantage if they did so I get it -- but I'm just saying it would be cool to see how each player rises and falls throughout the season in the eyes of the coaching staff. They got it right with LB Justin Houston, labeling him as the top left outside linebacker, because LB Andy Studebaker played exactly one snap on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.
Then again, RB Thomas Jones has been listed ahead of RB Jamaal Charles since the day he got here.
OK, onto the actual changes this week. There was just one -- OT David Mims was added to the active roster in place of OT Jared Gaither, who was released (and apparently has some explosiveness left as evidenced by Monday night's performance). Mims is backing up OT Branden Albert at left tackle.
Oh, and QB Kyle Orton's status on this depth chart hasn't changed -- he's listed behind both QB Tyler Palko and QB Ricky Stanzi.
As usual, previous editions of the depth chart are linked below:
Preseason: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3 and Week 4.
Regular season: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Bye, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11, Week 12 and Week 13.
And the latest one is posted after the jump.
WR: Steve Breaston, Jerheme Urban, Jonathan Baldwin, Jeremy Horne
LT: Branden Albert, David Mims
LG: Ryan Lilja, Rodney Hudson
C: Casey Wiegmann, Rodney Hudson
RG: Jon Asamoah, Rodney Hudson
RT: Barry Richardson, Steve Maneri
TE: Leonard Pope, Jake O'Connell, Anthony Becht
WR: Dwayne Bowe, Terrance Copper
QB: Tyler Palko, Ricky Stanzi, Kyle Orton
FB: Le'Ron McClain, Jackie Battle
RB: Thomas Jones, Dexter McCluster, Jackie Battle
LDE: Tyson Jackson, Allen Bailey, Amon Gordon
NT: Kelly Gregg, Amon Gordon, Jerrell Powe
RDE: Glenn Dorsey, Wallace Gilberry, Brandon Bair
LOLB: Justin Houston, Andy Studebaker
LILB: Jovan Belcher, Demorrio Williams
RILB: Derrick Johnson, Demorrio Williams, Cory Greenwood
ROLB: Tamba Hali, Cameron Sheffield
LCB: Brandon Flowers, Travis Daniels
RCB: Brandon Carr, Javier Arenas, Jalil Brown
SS: Jon McGraw, Donald Washington, Reshard Langford
FS: Kendrick Lewis, Sabby PIscitelli
P: Dustin Colquitt, Ryan Succop
K: Ryan Succop
LS: Thomas Gafford
PR: Dexter McCluster, Steve Breaston, Jerheme Urban
KR: Javier Arenas, Dexter McCluster, Steve Breaston