The Kansas City Chiefs released their Week 1 depth chart and we’re ready to analyze it all. This depth chart is notable because it’s the first one after the Chiefs roster cuts, which went down last weekend. Note that the Chiefs currently have 54 players because there is a roster exemption for Eric Berry until Saturday. Then they’ll need to make another move.
Chris Conley ahead of Albert Wilson. Previously Wilson was listed ahead of Conley but now it’s flipped. This current edition reflects reality as Conley seems to have separated himself from Wilson this offseason.
Don’t pay much attention to the running back depth chart. Jamaal Charles is unlikely to play this weekend and despite Spencer Ware being listed on the third team he would probably be the lead back.
New Chief Bryan Witzmann listed as backup OT. Chiefs GM John Dorsey: “He’s your swing tackle, and he also will be able to develop into a guard. I think he’s smart enough to play both guards, both tackles.”
Justin March first, Sam Barrington second. Andy Reid said that March would start this weekend while new Chief Sam Barrington is listed as the second team inside backer. Barrington could have a special teams role too.
Phillip Gaines listed as a starter. And he will start this weekend, according to Reid. Steven Nelson was listed there for a while as Gaines continued to make his way back. Gaines didn’t play much in the third preseason game - his only preseason action - so I would not be surprised to see some rotation there.
QB: Alex Smith, Nick Foles, Tyler Bray
WR: Jeremy Maclin, Tyreek Hill, De’Anthony Thomas
LT: Eric Fisher, Bryan Witzmann
LG: Parker Ehinger, Zach Fulton
C: Mitch Morse, Zach Fulton
RG: Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Zach Fulton
RT: Mitch Schwartz, Jah Reid
TE: Travis Kelce, Demetrius Harris, Ross Travis, James O’Shaughnessy
WR: Chris Conley, Albert Wilson, Demarcus Robinson
RB: Jamaal Charles, Charcandrick West, Spencer Ware, Knile Davis
FB: Anthony Sherman, Spencer Ware
LDE: Jaye Howard, Chris Jones
NT: Dontari Poe, Rakeem Nunez-Roches
RDE: Allen Bailey, Nick Williams
LOLB: Dee Ford, Dadi Nicolas
LILB: Derrick Johnson, DJ Alexander
RILB: Justin March, Sam Barrington
ROLB: Tamba Hali, Frank Zombo, Dezman Moses
LCB: Marcus Peters, Kenneth Acker, KeiVarae Russell
RCB: Phillip Gaines, Steven Nelson, DJ White
SS: Eric Berry, Daniel Sorensen
FS: Ron Parker, Eric Murray
P: Dustin Colquitt
LS: James Winchester
K: Cairo Santos
PR: Tyreek Hill, De’Anthony Thomas
KR: Knile Davis, Tyreek Hill