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Chiefs snap counts: First team offense cuts a ton of work as roster cuts loom

The Kansas City Chiefs took care of business against the Chicago Bears in the third preseason game on Saturday night, 23-7. The Chiefs first team offense played 46 snaps while the first team defense had 20 snaps. It was a shutout for the first team defense in the first half.

There was lots to like from this game. Let’s take a look at how much each player played:


OT Mitch Schwartz: 46

OT Eric Fisher: 46

C Zach Fulton: 46

G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: 46

G Parker Ehinger: 46

QB Alex Smith: 46

RB Spencer Ware: 44

WR Jeremy Maclin: 42

TE Travis Kelce: 41

G Jordan Devey: 31

WR Chris Conley: 31

WR Albert Wilson: 31

C Daniel Munyer: 30

G Jarrod Pughsley: 30

OT Jah Reid: 30

OT Zach Sterup: 29

TE James O’Shaughnessy: 28

RB Darrin Reaves: 21

TE Demetrius Harris: 20

TE Brian Parker: 17

WR Rod Streater: 17

TE Ross Travis: 17

QB Aaron Murray: 15

WR Frankie Hammond: 14

RB Knile Davis: 11

WR De’Anthony Thomas: 11

WR Demarcus Robinson: 10

WR Tyreek Hill: 9

QB Nick Foles: 9

FB Anthony Sherman: 6

QB Kevin Hogan: 6

WR DaRon Brown: 4

WR Mitch Mathews: 3

WR Kashif Moore: 2

OT Reid Fragel: 1

  • The Chiefs first team got a ton of work. 46 plays! They’ve had full games with 46 plays before so they have to feel good that they got a tune up like this and still got the second and third team work in the second half. And no injuries.
  • QB snaps: Alex Smith (46), Aaron Murray (15), Nick Foles (9), Kevin Hogan (6)
  • Knile Davis and De’Anthony Thomas each with 11 snaps. Hmm.
  • Only nine for Tyreek Hill? He had one across the middle that wasn’t a catch and then the big 58-yard sky punt from Nick Foles. He had five special teams snaps too.
  • James O’Shaughnessy with 28 snaps to Ross Travis and Brian Parker’s 17 snaps. Travis has consistently been ahead of the other two here. Last week Parker had more snaps than O’Shaughnessy.
  • So Demarcus Robinson. He has talent to play but the Chiefs haven’t given him many chances so far this preseason. I would like to see a big game from him next week against Green Bay.
  • You gotta wonder about the ones with single digit snaps in this game. The Chiefs cut down day is on Tuesday when they’ll go from 90 to 75 players.


S Jeron Johnson: 44

S Jamell Fleming: 41

CB DJ White: 35

LB Dadi Nicolas: 34

LB Ramik Wilson: 34

LB Andy Mulumba: 33

S Eric Murray: 30

CB Marcus Cooper: 26

DE Nick Williams: 26

S Brock Vereen: 25

DE Rakeem Nunez-Roches: 24

DE David King: 23

LB Terrance Smith: 22

LB Jonathan Massaquoi: 21

CB Steven Nelson: 20

S Daniel Sorensen: 20

CB Marcus Peters: 20

LB Dee Ford: 20

S Ron Parker: 20

LB Derrick Johnson: 20

CB Deveron Carr: 19

LB Frank Zombo: 18

DE Chris Jones: 16

NT Derrick Poe: 15

DE Allen Bailey: 15

DE Jaye Howard: 14

DE Jimmy Staten: 13

S Shak Randolph: 12

LB Justin March: 11

CB Phillip Gaines: 11

LB Tyrell Adams: 10

CB KeiVarae Russell: 9

TE Travis Kelce: 2

DE Niko Davis: 1

  • The Chiefs first team defense only got 20 snaps (compared to the offense’s 46).
  • The Chiefs gave the most work to Jeron Johnson, who was signed in the middle of camp. He needs that with fewer reps in camp than the others.
  • Andy Reid and Chiefs DB coach Emmitt Thomas have both commented on DJ White’s abilities. 35 snaps is a lot of work for him. He’ll contribute this season.
  • 16 big impact snaps for Chris Jones. I’m really liking what I’m seeing from him so far. If you watch the game, you notice him. That’s a good sign for a defensive lineman.
  • Defensive linemen Nick Williams (26), Rakeem Nunez-Roches (24) and David King (23) could be competing for one one spot. Nacho has showed up.
  • Yes, those are defensive snaps for Kelce. He was in on the end of half hail mary.
  • Maybe the Chiefs wanted to see others more than KeiVarae Russell right now? Only nine snaps for him.

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