The Chiefs could end up dealing a safety. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if they did, maybe even sooner rather than later. They have about six who can play and with the Ravens losing Matt Elam for the season, for instance, maybe there is a trade match. Former Ravens high pick Arthur Brown, who has rarely seen the field, is having a decent camp and he's someone teams have probed before.
I brought Jeff Allen's name up way back at the beginning of July. ESPN's Adam Teicher also brought his name up here. Allen seems like someone who is good enough to get something back in return and he's entering the final year of his deal. So if he doesn't win that guard or tackle job, I could see teams calling about him. If he wins the job, however, he has plenty of value to the Chiefs.
Onto the safeties, which our Ravens blog, Baltimore Beatdown, also recently mentioned. Which safeties would be potential trade bait?
It's tough to see the top two safeties Husain Abdullah or Ron Parker going anywhere. I don't think it would be wise for the Chiefs to get rid of either one. As for Eric Berry, he's a Chief. I can't see him being traded right now given the circumstances (although, in the final year of his contract, it would be the time we would mention it normally). Those are the top three safeties who I think are safe right now. Do we all agree there?
Moving onto the reserve safeties...
Tyvon Branch is a veteran who has an injury history but has performed at a high level before. I would see Branch as someone who would likely be cut rather than traded (if he he doesn't make the team). Sanders Commings has managed to stick around despite having his season ended early in each of the last two training camps. I don't really have a beat on how he's viewed around the league. Then there's Kelcie McCray, a special teams standout who could be ready to contribute consistently in the secondary. McCray, to me, looks like the player most ready for more playing time but likely won't get it based on who's ahead of him. That's an ideal trade candidate.