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32 things we learned from Kansas City Chiefs 2014 training camp

The KC Chiefs training camp is now over. Here are 32 things we learned after a month of practice.

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The stars of training camp

1. TE Travis Kelce had a good camp, topped off by his 69-yard touchdown in the preseason game.

2. G Zach Fulton took command of the starting right guard position.

3. WR Albert Wilson turned some heads with his play.

4. QB Tyler Bray, who lost weight this offseason, might be the most improved player in camp, according to Andy Reid.

5. S Daniel Sorensen was a nice surprise as an undrafted free agent. He could make the roster.

Some position battles are for real

6. CB Ron Parker lined up with the first team over Sean Smith for most of camp. After the first preseason game, where Smith returned an interception for a touchdown, the Chiefs began mixing up the first team reps. Many have said from the start that Smith, who was demoted in offseason workouts, would wind up being the starter Week 1. Andy Reid has said they see Smith as a first team player because they use a lot of cornerbacks.

7. The kicking competition is real. Both players went perfect in the first preseason game. They have been pretty even throughout camp. Succop missed some time this week with an injury. This feels like it could go either way.

8. Eric Berry and Husain Abdullah are your top two safeties. The top reserve is up for grabs. Rookie Daniel Sorensen, Malcolm Bronson and Jerron McMillian have seen time at that spot. Plenty of roster spots to be decided in the secondary.

9. The third offensive tackle position is also up for grabs. Ryan Harris saw the most snaps in the preseason game followed by Ryan McKee. J'Marcus Webb seems to have fallen down the ladder, at least judging by his five snaps in the first preseason game.

10. Really, all the offensive line backups are undetermined. Rishaw Johnson, Ricky Henry, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Jeff Linkenbach could be fighting for just one or two spots at guard.

Other position battles have a leader

11. Zach Fulton seems to have emerged as the leading candidate to be the fifth starter along the offensive line. The battle for the reserve guard moves on.

12. Tyler Bray looks like a good candidate for the third quarterback spot. I don't know what they'll do with Aaron Murray. But Bray has consistently been ahead of Murray.

The quarterback report

13. Consistently throughout camp the order has been: 1.) Alex Smith 2.) Chase Daniel 3.) Tyler Bray 4.) Aaron Murray. No, I don't know if the Chiefs will keep four quarterbacks.

The rookie report

14. LB Dee Ford: Just about what we thought. Very fast. He could be a situational pass rusher.

15. CB Phillip Gaines: Starting to come into his own. He's raw but has potential.

16. RB De'Anthony Thomas: He had a strong finish to camp. Good for him.

17. QB Aaron Murray: He's 100 percent healthy. I'm still not sure how they get him on the roster.

18. G Zach Fulton: One of the best surprises in camp.

19. G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: Started off on the third team but he has seen some second team reps lately. He's got a shot to make the roster.

Special teams could be very good again

20. Knile Davis is the kick returner, coming off a solid first season where he was not the primary kick returner.

21. De'Anthony Thomas is the punt returner and he looked ... well, he looked pretty good.

Lesser known players you should know

22. DE Jaye Howard has taken over while Mike DeVito has been injured.

23. LB Josh Mauga, who has been injured this week, has been playing ahead of 2013 fourth round pick Nico Johnson.

24. WRs Albert Wilson and Frankie Hammond are two good young receivers.

25. S Malcolm Bronson, Daniel Sorensen and Jerron McMillian are candidates at safety.

26. G Ricky Henry is rising through the ranks at guard.

The injury report

27. S Sanders Commings is the big one. He broke his leg and needed ankle surgery. The plans for his 2014 season are TBD.

28. The possibly big one is S Eric Berry, who has missed time with a heel injury and then re-injured it a few days later. He hasn't played yet in the preseason.

29. DE Mike DeVito broke his hand.

30. RB Joe McKnight didn't participate for the first half of camp while he was on the PUP list recovering from offseason knee surgery.

31. WR Junior Hemingway missed over a week with a hamstring injury.

32. Dwayne Bowe has been dealing with a finger injury, but hasn't missed any time because of it.

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