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Aug 7, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Cyrus Gray (32) runs for yardage during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 41 – 39. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports


Special teams is going to be a key area when it comes to deciding who makes the back end of the roster. Pay attention to who is getting snaps on the return and coverage teams to help get a better idea of who has a better shot than others of making the team.

One example of this is Cyrus Gray. Gray has been one of the most consistent performers on special teams since he’s been in Kansas City. He’s very good in the return game as a blocker and a ‘signal caller’ of sorts, and that’s a very valuable thing to be good at. As a result, there is reason to think he will make the team over a guy like Joe McKnight who has not had as much experience in that role.

It would seem both Cairo Santos and Ryan Succop have done enough to earn the starting job for the Chiefs based on the rumors the team is considering keeping both of them through the deadline. While it is unlikely the Chiefs will actually have two kickers on the roster by their game against Tennessee on week one, it does say something to the fact the Chiefs are good to go with either kicker if need be.

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