Chiefs training camp 2015: Breaking down the roster

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Jul 26, 2014; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid watches during training camp at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

On Aug. 1, the Kansas City Chiefs will have their first official team practice. It is something of a holiday for those who follow the men in red and yellow, knowing that hope is renewed and a Lombardi Trophy is up for grabs.

Some years, it is pretty obvious that the team has no chance of competing. When the Chiefs were led by men like Steve Fuller, Todd Blackledge, Matt Cassel and others of a similar ilk, there was no legitimate shot of reaching the Super Bowl. In 2015, there is no such pessimism.

Kansas City enters the campaign with one of its best rosters in franchise history. Few teams can look at both sides of the ball and feel so satisfied. While question marks most definitely remain, there is a chance we could be looking at a division champions and perhaps much more.

Led by third-year head coach Andy Reid and a competent group of assistants including Bob Sutton, Dave Toub, Emmitt Thomas and Doug Pederson, the Chiefs have one of the finest coaching staffs in the league. More importantly, this gaggle has been with the team for years now, giving the players a sense of normalcy and consistency that has been missing since the Marty Schottenheimer era.

So let’s go through the positions and see where each stands, and what to expect.

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