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Sounds Like WR Keary Colbert Has Legit Shot To Make Chiefs Roster

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When the Kansas City Chiefs signed WR Keary Colbert out of the blue the other day I figured it was another body for training camp and didn't think much about it. I mean, it's been two years since he played in the NFL so his chances of making the team couldn't be that good.

Apparently they're better than we think. Peter King of SI.com was in St. Joe yesterday for Chiefs training camp and spoke with Todd Haley about Colbert's signing.

Todd Haley told me today that Colbert's agent sent the club a YouTube video of Colbert working out recently, "and we thought it must have been photoshopped, it looked so good. Then we worked him out, and he looked terrific. Unless it's a mirage, he'll be in the thick of things for a job here."

As King points out, he may have to beat our WR Jerheme Urban to find a spot on the roster. Here's how the Chiefs depth chart at receiver shakes out right now:

WR: Dwayne Bowe, Dexter McCluster, Terrance Copper, Zeke Markshausen, Keary Colbert, Chris Manno

WR: Jerheme Urban, Steve Breaston, Jonathan Baldwin, Verran Tucker, Jeremy Horne, Chandler Williams, Josue Paul

They'll probably keep as few as five or as many as seven receivers. At this point my "locks" would be Bowe, Breaston and Baldwin. McCluster appears he will really be a running back so let's toss his name out of the receiver discussion.

So that's three total spots at receiver. Copper just received a multi-year deal and he's a terrific special teamer so I think he makes it, which makes four players. My final 1-3 players, depending on how many they keep, would come down to Urban, Tucker, Horne and...Colbert?

It's going to be a lot of fun watching this play out.