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Travis Kelce's potential makes Kansas City Chiefs tight ends exciting in 2014

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With the Kansas City Chiefs 2014 training camp schedule kicking off soon, we are previewing the KC Chiefs 2014 roster by position. Up today are the tight ends.

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The players

Anthony Fasano, Travis Kelce, Sean McGrath, Demetrius Harris, Richard Gordon.

Fasano and Kelce are good bets to make the roster. McGrath, Harris and Gordon may be competing for just one spot. The competition for that third spot is all the debate right now.

Read Nick Jacobs roster locks and bubble players at tight end.

MoreRead last year's TE preview

What's changed

The players remain the same as they did last year. Kelce is now supposed to be healthy for training camp after missing last season with a knee injury. McGrath now gets to experience training camp with the Chiefs after joining the team after camp last year. Harris has come another step further in his development after coming out of college as a basketball player.

The big question

Can Travis Kelce stay healthy? This is one player I'm really, really excited about. Vernon Davis excelled under Alex Smith in San Francisco. There's hope that Kelce can do the same -- if he stays healthy. This could be huge for the Chiefs offense. Everyone could see an impact from what a receiving threat over the middle of the field provides.

Best case scenario

Demetrius Harris turns into something. He has shown nice athleticism during practices but hasn't had an opportunity to showcase that in games. He played basketball in college so he is very raw. He needed a year to put on weight and get used to the game of football. The best case is that he turns into another receiving threat for the Chiefs at tight end, perhaps insurance for Kelce.

Worst case scenario

What happened last year. The Chiefs lost their top two tight ends and McGrath, whom everyone loves, had to step in and play meaningful snaps after getting signed the first week of September. That wasn't ideal but the Chiefs somehow survived.

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