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Chiefs first depth chart updates the position battles from training camp

With the release of the Kansas City Chiefs first 2014 depth chart, it's time for some observations and reactions. Here are 10 things to know about the depth chart.

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See the Chiefs depth chart here.

Zach Fulton leading RG battle with Rishaw Johnson

The right guard competition is one of the top position battles at Chiefs camp. With Johnson coming in as the perceived leader, Fulton has put on an excellent training camp to take command. He has been consistently running with the first team, which is a good sign for him to make it as a rookie starter. Andy Reid recently said he was better than advertised.

Sorting out the WRs

Your top six receivers: Dwayne Bowe, Donnie Avery, Junior Hemingway, AJ Jenkins, Kyle Williams and Albert Wilson.

Frankie Hammond is listed right behind Wilson. The competition between those two is shaping up to be quite the position battle. If the Chiefs keep six receivers, it seems Williams, Wilson and Hammond are competing for two roster spots.

Swing tackle competition

Ryan Harris and J'Marcus Webb are the backups to Eric Fisher and Donald Stephenson. They're probably competing for one roster spot ... assuming the Chiefs keep just three tackles. Note that some of these players play different positions. For example, Webb has generally lined up at right tackle, not left.

De'Anthony Thomas No. 3 RB

He is listed over Cyrus Gray. Do the Chiefs keep another back in addition to Jamaal Charles, Knile Davis and DAT? That's the question here. That would open the door for Cyrus Gray or Joe McKnight.

DTs Jaye Howard or Kyle Love?

I feel pretty confident these five defensive linemen are on the team: Dontari Poe, Mike DeVito, Allen Bailey, Mike Catapano and Vance Walker. If the Chiefs keep one more, Howard and Love are good contenders for the job.

LB Nico Johnson down to the third team

New linebacker Josh Mauga is the second team inside linebacker behind Joe Mays. Last year's fourth round pick Nico Johnson is on the third team. Hmm ... is he on the roster bubble?

Sean Smith remains on the second team

Behind Ron Parker. That's the way it's been since the end of the Chiefs offseason program earlier this summer.

Competition abound at safety

You could make a case for any of the strong safeties to make the team: Eric Berry, Jerron McMillian, Daniel Sorensen and Steve Gregory, who was just signed this week.

With Sanders Commings' injury, Malcolm Bronson's chances of making the roster look better.

Ryan Succop kicking ahead of Cairo Santos

This competition will be ongoing throughout camp. Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub recently said that the experimental PATs from the 15-yard line will be good for their competition.

De'Anthony Thomas is the No. 1 punt returner

Behind DAT is Frankie Hammond and then Weston Dressler, whose roster spot isn't looking very secure with this first depth chart.

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