Kansas City Chiefs fans, football is back! The Chiefs first preseason game is this Thursday and KC fans will finally get to see how the 2014 Chiefs are looking. I met up with my fellow AA staff members Ben Nielsen, Ladner Morse, and Stacy Smith on Saturday to take in KC’s training camp practice and while my plans to take in a second practice on Sunday were rained out, I still finally had a chance to see for myself what I’d been reading in camp reports from others.
Like many of you, I had preconceived opinions of the 2014 Chiefs team before training camp even started. While I read some reports from camp that went against my opinions, I wasn’t going to budge in my beliefs until I saw something take place on a football field with my own eyes. While I only got to see one practice, the fact that what I saw in that practice matched reports I had previously seen from other sources has lead to a shift in some of my original takes on this roster. So for this week I have put together a stock up/stock down list going into the first preseason game.
While position battles will remain in flux until the roster cuts start happening, the following pages represent the six spots on the roster where I have officially shifted my original take on this 2014 team. Hopefully this list will help give you some players to key in on this Thursday when KC takes on Cincinnati.
One final note before before starting the list, with the San Francisco 49ers releasing former Chiefs first round pick Jon Baldwin Sunday, we should all remember that training camp performances don’t define a player. Baldwin was the STAR of training camp a couple of seasons ago and it never translated to the field. So while a player’s stock may go up or down in practices, the games are what really count and the Chiefs FINALLY have a game this week!