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Chiefs preseason snap counts: Eric Berry gets 8 snaps in win over Cardinals

Here's who played and how much...

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Welcome to the Kansas City Chiefs preseason snap counts. Via the NFL, we have the snap counts for all the Chiefs players in Saturday night's preseason victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

The Chiefs planned on having their starters go for about a quarter, the second team for a quarter and a half and the third team for a quarter and a half and that's roughly what they did.

The highlight of the game was Eric Berry. The Chiefs safety returned from Hodgkins lymphoma to record eight snaps on the second team defense, which is where he has been slotted during training camp. It was truly incredible to see him out on the field. I'll be looking out to see if the Chiefs increase his snap count each week.

The Chiefs saw a lot of work for their second team and third team offensive line, including OTs Derek Sherrod and Jarrod Pughsley and Gs Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Paul Fanaika.

LB  Josh Mauga did not play, which led to more time for LBs Ramik Wilson and Justin March.

Note that WR Chris Conley did not play, nor did these injured players: WR Jeret Smith, QB Tyler Bray, LB James-Michael Johnson, LB DJ Alexander, C Garrett Frye, WR Junior Hemingway and DT Dontari Poe. And I don't believe that Mike Catapano (groin) played either.

Our snap count observations...


OT Derek Sherrod 40
G Jarrod Pughsley 34
G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif 33
G Paul Fanaika 33
C Eric Kush 33
WR DaRon Brown 32
TE James O'Shaughnessy 30
RB Charcandrick West 29
QB Chase Daniel 29
WR Fred Williams 28
FB Stephen Ware 27
OT Donald Stephenson 23
QB Aaron Murray 23
WR Frankie Hammond 21
C Daniel Munyer 20
G Marcus Reed 19
WR Kenny Cook 19
OT Tavon Rooks 19
OT Anthony Dima 19
G Zach Fulton 16
C Mitch Morse 16
OT Eric Fisher 16
G Ben Grubbs 16
QB Alex Smith 16
TE Richard Gordon 15
WR Albert Wilson 15
WR Jeremy Maclin 15
TE Ryan Taylor 14
RB Darrin Reaves 14
TE Travis Kelce 14
WR Adam Drake 13
TE Adam Schiltz 11
RB Knile Davis 11
WR Tello Luckett 8
WR Jason Avant 6
FB Anthony Sherman 5
G Jeff Allen 5
WR L'Damian Washington 5
WR De'Anthony Thomas 4
RB Jamaal Charles 2

  • G Jeff Allen, RB Knile Davis and WR De'Anthony Thomas all left early with injuries.
  • The Chiefs first team offense under Alex Smith had 16 snaps together, the second team under Chase Daniel had 29 snaps while the third team under Aaron Murray had 23 snaps.
  • OT Donald Stephenson replaced Jeff Allen so he has a few more snaps. He also played left tackle.
  • OTs Derek Sherrod and Jarrod Pughsley are probably battling for one spot. Interesting to see they both got a lot of time.
  • TE James O'Shaughnessy is aiming to the be the Chiefs second tight end alongside Travis Kelce. His 30 snaps were more than Richard Gordon (15) or Ryan Taylor (14).
  • WR Fred Williams made the most of his opportunities. In 21 snaps, he had six catches for 82 yards and one awesome touchdown dance.
  • RB Jamaal Charles hardly played. Which is good.
  • RB Charcandrick West had snaps and made something out of it: nine touches for 92 yards.


LB Dezman Moses 48
S Kelcie McCray 45
DT Vaughn Martin 42
LB Justin March 41
DE Nick Williams 39
LB Ramik Wilson 36
LB Josh Martin 32
S Daniel Sorensen 31
DB Aaron Hester 31
LB Frank Zombo 29
S Sanders Commings 29
DB Steven Nelson 26
DT Hebron Fangupo 26
LB Dee Ford 25
CB Marcus Cooper 23
DB Deji Olatoye 19
DT David Irving 18
DE Rakeem Nunez-Roches 15
CB Kenneth Penny 15
DB Kevin Short 15
S Tyvon Branch 14
CB Sean Smith 14
CB Jamell Fleming 13
CB Marcus Peters 10
DE Allen Bailey 10
S Ron Parker 10
S Husain Abdullah 10
DE Mike DeVito 10
LB Tamba Hali 10
LB Derrick Johnson 10
LB Justin Houston 10
CB Phillip Gaines 9
S Eric Berry 8
DE Jaye Howard 7
NT Charles Tuaau 7

  • UDFA LB Justin March stood out to me again. He saw some second team snaps with Josh Mauga out.
  • Most of the Chiefs first team defense played about 10 snaps.
  • CB Sean Smith played on the second team with his suspension looming. Rookie CB Marcus Peters was in his spot.
  • S Sanders Commings had a rough drive where he was called for pass interference and then appeared to be late in getting over to a receiver who made a catch down the field.
  • UDFA DT David Irving had 18 snaps. The highlight came on special teams when he tipped a field goal. He could be carving himself a role.
  • DT Vaughn Martin, who is on the bubble but has a shot, ended with 42 snaps. That's quite a bit. Did the Chiefs want an extended look at him?


K Cairo Santos 13
P Dustin Colquitt 9
LS Andrew East 4
LS James Winchester 4
  • The long snapper battle lives on!

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