The KC Chiefs have to put out a weekly depth chart and so they do and we highlight it each week during the preseason as we’re still getting to know some of the players and position battles.
I will say that, other than the quarterbacks, there isn’t much use for this depth chart. It doesn’t reflect how the players are actually ranked in the coaching staff’s mind or how they’re being used.
The running back position is a good example. This has Kareem Hunt with the third team. He has been playing ahead of Charcandrick West though. If you watched any preseason game, it’s Spencer Ware and then Kareem Hunt and then CJ Spiller / Charcandrick West.
So, here’s the depth chart they released this week. Take it for what it’s worth...
WR: Tyreek Hill, Albert Wilson, Demarcus Robinson, Tony Stevens, Marcus Kemp, Tevin Jones, Robert Wheelwright
LT: Eric Fisher, Isaiah Battle, Joseph Cheek
LG: Bryan Witzmann, Zach Fulton, Damian Mama, Parker Ehinger
C: Mitch Morse: Jordan Devey, Mike Person
RG: Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Andrew Tiller, Josh James
RT: Mitchell Schwartz, Jah Reid, Donald Hawkins
TE: Travis Kelce, Demetrius Harris, Gavin Escobar, Ross Travis, Orson Charles
WR: Chris Conley, De’Anthony Thomas, Seantavius Jones, Jehu Chesson, Gehrig Dieter
QB: Alex Smith, Patrick Mahomes, Tyler Bray Joel Stave
RB: Spencer Ware, Charcandrick West, Kareem Hunt, CJ Spiller, Devine Redding
FB: Anthony Sherman, Orson Charles
LDE: Chris Jones, Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Jarvis Jenkins, Rick Ali’ifua
NT: Bennie Logan, Cam Thomas, Roy Miller, Maurice Swain
RDE: Allen Bailey, Tanoh Kpassagnon, David King
LOLB: Justin Houston, Frank Zombo, Dadi Nicolas, Earl Okine
LILB: Derrick Johnson, Kevin Pierre-Louis, Justin March, Terrance Smith
RILB: Ramik Wilson, Josh Mauga, Ukeme Eligwe
ROLB: Dee Ford, Tamba Hali, Marcus Rush
LCB: Marcus Peters, Phillip Gaines, DJ White, De’Vante Bausby, Ashton Lampkin, Jacoby Glenn
RCB: Steven Nelson, Terrance Mitchell, Kenneth Acker, JR Nelson, Larry Scott, Trevon Hartfield
S: Ron Parker, Eric Murray, Leon McQuay
S: Eric Berry, Daniel Sorensen, Steven Terrell
P: Dustin Colquitt, Cairo Santos
K: Cairo Santos, Dustin Colquitt
PR: Tyreek Hill, De’Anthony Thomas, Albert Wilson, Demarcus Robinson
KR: De’Anthony Thomas, Tyreek Hill, Chris Conley, Kareem Hunt