Chiefs training camp 2015: Breaking down the roster

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Oct 19, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) waits for the snap next to running back Jamaal Charles (25) during the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

This is a similar spot to the quarterbacks in more than one way. Jamaal Charles is going to get the bulk of the carries. The 28-year-old has repeatedly said he feels great physically, and should be primed to have another All-Pro season. Yet, Charles has his own challenges entering camp. He has a completely remade offensive line with Ben Grubbs at left guard and either Mitch Morse or Eric Kush at center. On the right side, Donald Stephenson looks like the starter at tackle but right guard has a competition between Jeff Allen, Paul Fanaika and Zach Fulton.

Knile Davis comes into camp as the primary backup to Charles and won’t lose that spot. Davis ran for less than 4.0 yards per carry last year but continues to show why he is a threat. He is a bigger back who can run over a defender and also provides the ability to catch the football. Davis needs to work on his blocking more than anything else, along with being decisive at the line of scrimmage.

We already know that Anthony Sherman is the one and only fullback on the roster, and he’s an All-Pro. He’s not going anywhere. The final spot in the backfield will go to another running back, either Charcandrick West or Cyrus Gray. It stands to reason that Gray has the upper hand provided he can stay healthy, because he was a special teams captain last year.

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