Oct 5, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin (81) is defended by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Cooper (31) at Levi
Next, we take a quick look at Marcus Cooper. While he could possibly make the team as an extra guy if the above listed scenario occurred, more then likely, he will not make this team. Perhaps he fills the spot of Sean Smith for the three games he’s suspended, providing himself a chance to make an impression before Smith returns.
With both Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson added through the draft, hard to see a landing spot for Cooper. That he has experience playing both in the defense and on special teams could help him land a spot. Worth noting, the corner position, along with safety and wide receiver should be interesting to see just what shakes out, as there is strong competition for backup spots at those positions.
Tyvon Branch could face an interesting issue in trying to make the team. He was signed primarily as a safety net option to Eric Berry not returning for either parts or all of the season. Now that Berry has returned, can this team keep two box safeties when they play so many teams that will try to to spread the Chiefs out? Branch has only played in a handful of games the past couple seasons when he was a member of the Oakldn Raiders, so the fear of another injury has to play in the though process.
The Chiefs do have a younger backup safety options and guys with experience playing special teams in Daniel Sorensen and Kelcie McCray. Both Sorensen and McCray can help in all facets of special teams, and as we all know, if you don’t start, being able to contribute on special teams is important.
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