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Kansas City Chiefs Depth Chart Comparison

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We tracked the Kansas City Chiefs depth chart every week during the season and while it was usually the most boring post of the week I knew it would eventually come in handy. We've got a pretty cool look (I think, anyway) at the Chiefs roster taking a position-by-position comparison of the Week 1 depth chart vs. the Week 17 depth chart.

A few notes on what we found:
  • There are 27 positions listed (including special teams). 16 of them were the same in Week 17 as they were in Week 1.
  • Four spots on the offensive line -- left guard, center, right guard, right tackle -- were the same.
  • Three of the four linebacker spots stayed the same. Justin Houston moved ahead of Andy Studebaker during the season.
  • The quarterback, running back and safety depth chart comparisons are terrifying. Consider this your warning.
Check it out after the jump. And there's of course the caveat that the depth chart didn't determine actual playing time, and some of these guys missed games so they were replaced at times throughout the season.
Note: First line is entering Week 1. Second line is entering Week 17.

OFFENSE


WR: Steve Breaston, Jerheme Urban, Jonathan Baldwin
WR: Steve Breaston, Jonathan Baldwin, Jerheme Urban, Jeremy Horne

LT: Branden Albert, Jared Gaither
LT: Branden Albert, David Mims

LG: Ryan Lilja, Rodney Hudson
LG: Ryan Lilja, Rodney Hudson

C: Casey Wiegmann, Rodney Hudson
C: Casey Wiegmann, Rodney Hudson

RG: Jon Asamoah, Rodney Hudson
RG: Jon Asamoah, Rodney Hudson

RT: Barry Richardson, Steve Maneri
RT: Barry Richardson, Steve Maneri

TE: Leonard Pope, Jake O'Connell
TE: Leonard Pope, Anthony Becht, Jake O'Connell

WR: Dwayne Bowe, Terrance Copper, Keary Colbert
WR: Dwayne Bowe, Terrance Copper

QB: Matt Cassel, Tyler Palko, Ricky Stanzi
QB: Kyle Orton, Ricky Stanzi, Tyler Palko

FB: Le'Ron McClain, Jackie Battle
FB: Le'Ron McClain, Jackie Battle

RB: Thomas Jones, Jamaal Charles, Dexter McCluster, Jackie Battle
RB: Thomas Jones, Dexter McCluster, Jackie Battle

DEFENSE

LDE: Tyson Jackson, Allen Bailey, Amon Gordon
LDE: Tyson Jackson, Allen Bailey, Amon Gordon

NT: Kelly Gregg, Jerrell Powe, Amon Gordon
NT: Kelly Gregg, Amon Gordon, Jerrell Powe

RDE: Glenn Dorsey, Wallace Gilberry, Brandon Bair
RDE: Glenn Dorsey, Wallace Gilberry, Brandon Bair

LOLB: Andy Studebaker, Cameron Sheffield, Justin Houston
LOLB: Justin Houston, Andy Studebaker

LILB: Jovan Belcher, Demorrio Williams
LILB: Jovan Belcher, Demorrio Williams

RILB: Derrick Johnson, Demorrio Williams, Cory Greenwood
RILB: Derrick Johnson, Demorrio Williams, Cory Greenwood

ROLB: Tamba Hali, Cameron Sheffield
ROLB: Tamba Hali, Cameron Sheffield

LCB: Brandon Flowers, Travis Daniels
LCB: Brandon Flowers, Travis Daniels

RCB: Brandon Carr, Javier Arenas, Jalil Brown
RCB: Brandon Carr, Javier Arenas, Jalil Brown

SS: Eric Berry, Jon McGraw, Donald Washington
SS: Jon McGraw, Reshard Langford, Donald Washington

FS: Kendrick Lewis, Sabby PIscitelli
FS: Kendrick Lewis, Sabby PIscitelli

SPECIAL TEAMS

P: Dustin Colquitt, Ryan Succop
P: Dustin Colquitt, Ryan Succop

K: Ryan Succop
K: Ryan Succop

LS: Thomas Gafford
LS: Thomas Gafford

PR: Dexter McCluster, Steve Breaston, Jerheme Urban
PR: Javier Arenas, Dexter McCluster

KR: Javier Arenas, Dexter McCluster, Steve Breaston
KR: Javier Arenas, Dexter McCluster