Chiefs Release Depth Chart

The Kansas City Chiefs have released their first depth chart for the 2012 regular season.

Here is how things look heading into the first matchup of the year vs. the Atlanta Falcons.


WR Steve Breaston, Jon Baldwin, Devon Wylie

LT Branden Albert, Donald Stephenson

LG Ryan Lilja, Jeff Allen

C Rodney Hudson

RG Jon Asamoah

RT Eric Winston

TE Kevin Boss, Tony Moeaki, Steve Maneri, Jake O’Connell

WR Dwayne Bowe, Dexter McCluster, Terrance Copper

QB Matt Cassel, Brady Quinn, Ricky Stanzi

RB Jamaal Charles, Shaun Draughn, Cyrus Gray

RB: Peyton Hillis, Nate Eachus


RDE Glenn Dorsey

NT Anthony Toribio, Dontari Poe, Jerrell Powe

LDE Tyson Jackson, Ropati Pitoitua, Allen Bailey

ROLB Andy Studebaker, Edgar Jones

RILB Derrick Johnson, Cory Greenwood

LILB Jovan Belcher, Brandon Siler

LOLB Justin Houston, Brandon Siler

RCB Stanford Routt, Javier Arenas

LCB Brandon Flowers, Jalil Brown, Jacques Reeves

FS Kendrick Lewis, Travis Daniels, Tysyn Hartman

SS Eric Berry, Abram Elam


P Dustin Colquitt

K Ryan Succop

KO Ryan Succop

PC Thomas Gafford, Cory Greenwood, Andy Studebaker

KC Thomas Gafford, Cory Greenwood, Andy Studebaker

H Dustin Colquitt, Brady Quinn, Ricky Stanzi

PR Javier Arenas, Dexter McCluster, Devon Wylie

KR Javier Arenas, Dexter McCluster, Devon Wylie


The most interesting thing here, is the RB position. The Chiefs have two groups of running backs, something I have never seen before. Group one features Jammal Charles, Shaun Draughn and Cyrus Gray, while group two shows Peyton Hillis and Nate Eachus.

There are also no FBs listed.

Clearly the Chiefs view Hillis and Eachus as FB options. This makes sense. Hillis has played full back and Eachus stepped up and played a little FB in the preseason.

The fact of the matter is, the Chiefs probably don’t plan on using a traditional FB very often. They may often line up with Hilliis in the FB position and Charles behind him but make no mistake, both of these guys are running backs. The same goes for Eachus.

The other notable move here is Jonathan Baldwin is listed behind Steve Breaston. Still, I think when all is said and done, Baldwin will out-perform Breston this season.

Lastly, Dwayne Bowe has regained his starting WR slot.

What do you think Addicts? Are you surprised by KCs unique double RB depth chart?

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  • tm1946

    Noticed Hudson has no backup,bet there is someone who can snap in an emergency. Boss move ahead of Moeaki, unless alphabetical. Thought Elam would side Berry if Lewis cannot go but what do I know.

    • Tarkus

      Lilja has been practicing center for emergencies. Allen would take over at LG that game, and if necessary they’d pull Patterson from the PS for the next game.

      Boss has been ahead of Moeaki all along.

  • Dillon

    Pretty surprised by the Breaston, Baldwin order.

  • Calchiefsfan

    Where is Sheffield?

  • Tarkus

    Someone said Eachus said in an interview that he’d be playing primarily FB when he’s in the game. So it looks like that 2nd RB slot is for FBs when needed, because Hillis can play FB too.

  • Michael Enloe

    KANSAS CITY CHEAPS – From – As the regular season approaches, plenty of teams still have plenty of cap space.

    Leading the way are the Jaguars, with a whopping $28.7 million to
    spend. The Chiefs rank second with $26.6 million. The Eagles are the
    only other team with more than $20 million, at $20.2 million.

    Didn’t pay Brandon Carr – our secondary is in poor shape.

    We are stuck with a QB who works hard – but doesn’t have any talent.

    We waste high draft picks on projects, while other teams bring in talent that can play now.


    • sdsmither

      plz leave… we have money to sign albert a starting LT rather then a second string cb, or if you want to get fancy weakside corner, since he only plays the worse of the two starting wrs, we got a guy of pro owl caliber-he went to the pro bowl in routt for far less money, Cassel looked his best this year in kc for pre-season he has his entire career here, plus who are we going to pay for? LMAO, flynn? he is a backup…….he had 1 good game ONE, at least Cassel had a good season with the best offense in the league rather then 1 game…, who else? Orton? another back up-he can’t do ANYTHING in the red-zone and he is at best equal caliber as Cassel, really there was no one to pay for at qb so shut up……….

      So you are mad because we didnt sign carr alone, and chose to go a cheaper rout in Routt who could be just as good if not better then Carr, for ALOT less money, we got money for the future for stats like Berry, Hudson, Poe-i hope, etc etc, we got th best starting right tackle in fa in Winston, we got a 1 yr deal in Hillis who if he returns to his madden cover form we can re-sign, Bowe we can re-sign still, but we have insurance since we are deep at that position

      so in total you are bitiching because u are a bitch, don’t know football or how money works, or a buissness, there is a reason why unions fight soo much for tenure, since most employees want more money with their seniority, who wants to be paid the same when you have ten times more experince then the younger guy? but that younger guy can do the job just as good as ten times as cheap, if a buisness had the choice they would pick the young cheap talent EVERY time, but they can’t because of unions-who wan the only difference in this case is that routt is actually older, but cheaper, and has actually been to a pro bowl
      this was a long ass post…

    • big chief

      I didn’t like losing Carr but he wanted WAY too much for a second corner. I didn’t like the Poe pick but now he’s a Chief so GO POE. As for Cassel having no talent, that’s a ridiculous statement. There are no NFL qb’s with no talent. You may find this hard to accept but he was drafted by Bill Bellichick. You know, the guy with the rings that say world champions on them? It’s possible that he knows more about NFL talent than you do.

    • ArrowFan

      In all fairness not signing Bowe does look bad with all that $, but one must remember the new rules to F. Tags and the signing deadline. Given more time I say a deal could have gotten done. Are you saying you would rather have Carr than Bowe on the team this year? Are O was horrid last year.

  • Danny W

    I think there is an error. I don’t see Cameron Sheffield unless they’ve put him on IR recently he should be starting Sunday instead of Andy Studentbaker. If not Sheffield than Edgar. It also looks like Jalil Brown is still our back up behind Flowers and that is inexcusable period.

    • Tarkus

      Sheffield should be at LOLB instead of Siler.

      • Danny W

        Well either way it’s a huge mistake having Sheffield sit while Studentbaker is starting. I think he just copies and pastes these lists from Joel over at AP because he did the same thing.

        • Tarkus

          I agree with you about Sheffield over Stude.

          And yeah, pretty sure he copied this from Joel.

          • Danny W

            Are you a big Cassel guy?

          • Tarkus

            I wouldn’t say that. I think he’s better than a lot of fans give him credit for, and he’s a great clubhouse and community guy, so he’s easy to root for. That said, like everyone else, I’d love to see the team upgrade that position.

          • Danny W

            I don’t hate him or anything but I’ve personally seen enough of him. I hope he succeeds but I am pretty convinced he wont.

          • Tarkus

            I think he’s very likely to have a career year this year. I like Daboll, and Cassel has more weapons and a better OL than he’s ever had. Plus this is only his fifth year of starting since high school, so no reason to think he’s already peaked.

            That said, his ceiling is lower than you want at that position, so I hope they draft a QB high next year, no matter how good Cassel is this year.

        • KCMikeG

          Agreed. Sheffield AND Jones are better than Studie. Siler would be better than Greenwood opposite Belcher if DJ can’t go.

        • Patrick Allen

          These lists are sent out by the Chiefs.

          • Danny W

            Plagiarism!!!!! :-)

    • KCMikeG

      Good eye Danny. He has Siler listed at OLB behind Houston which should be Sheffield. Please God give us Flowers and DJ.

      • Danny W

        Yah Joel Thorman over at AP just happened to do the exact same thing.

  • ArrowFan

    I think the RB format speaks volumes about Daybull’s system more than anything. I would not go so far as to say there is an RB and a FB groups respectfully. It is more of the type of runner needed for his system, one group fast and shifty the other fast and shifty like a Bull. I say Daybull is just game planning and skeeming to his personel strengths, kind of like NE who just happened to have two realy good TEs on their roster last year.

  • Chiefsker16

    I love how no one knows how to spell or use grammer! It’s like we are all in 3rd grade.
    ArrowFan — It’s Daboll
    I too would like to know where the hell is Sheffield in all of this?? IR?? Or just left off by accident? I still think Studebaker is only a servicable LB, hell of a Special Teams guy. So where is CS?!?
    Most of the other ones I agree with. I also think once Tamba comes back we will have to say bye bye to Jake O’Connel or atleast PS him. I do hope with there only being two back up O-Linemen on the game day roster that they stay healthy. I guess if we have to we could use Maneri in a pinch since he played on the line.

    • Derek Jamison

      Complains about grammar yet uses sentence fragments and improper punctuation. LOL I love the Internets!

    • Tarkus

      Maneri lost 40 pounds, and he was already small for a lineman. That’s not an option.

    • ArrowFan

      I know how to spell I choose to write his name phonetically “Day Bull” the same way I spell “Drone”. When he orchestration our O to a top ten then I will most likely change. Owe Buy the way I’m a licensed Engineer, and yes grammar isn’t one of my stronger areas, just calculus, finite element analysis, thermodynamics, machine design, and the Chiefs.

  • Kyle Waggener

    They have Cameron Sheffield at LOLB behind Houston at

  • James Cameron

    I like the idea of using a traditional FB at times in a power formation with Hillis at HB so I’d like to see 3rd TE Jake O’Connel learn to double as a FB. Jake is a short stout TE at only 6’3 and about 250 lbs. Charles is clearly the scatback starter and I hope to see Hillis get around an even split with him as the powerback like T. Jones did. Hillis is more talented than Jones by the time in his career he was on the Chiefs minus some issues with fumbling. The problem right now is we’re banged up and the defense isn’t playing as well as expected. The offense should be pretty good this year, but Cassel must show more consistency.