Chiefs training camp 2015: Breaking down the roster

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Dec 28, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Allen Bailey (97) is congratulated by nose tackle Dontari Poe (92) after sacking San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) (not pictured) during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 19-7. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

This is one of the deeper position groups on the team. Mike DeVito is returning after missing the final 15 games of last season with a torn Achilles, giving the Chiefs some much-needed help in run support. DeVito is in the last year of his deal, staying in Kansas City after he took a $2.5 million pay cut. Look for DeVito to be starting immediately at camp, with a couple of familiar faces next to him.

At nose tackle, Dontari Poe was the one and only. The Chiefs have been relying heavily on the All-Pro, allowing him to consistently play all three downs. Poe does not have a reserve who would normally see plenty of time, although with his back injury, Jaye Howard is going to see many reps. Rookie Rakeem Nunez-Roches might be his primary backup. Considering the youngster from Southern Miss was drafted in the sixth round, you can’t expect him to contribute much.

Allen Bailey will start on the other side of Poe, and both he and DeVito have plenty of depth behind them. Third-year man Mike Catapano is back after missing 2014 with an illness, and believes he is in the best shape of his life. Howard, who started 15 games last season, will also be rotating in on the outside. Howard will see plenty of time.

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