Chiefs offseason stars: Locks, hopefuls and future cuts

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NFL preseason football can drive fans crazy. Players can look like superstars or like fourth-stringers that don’t deserve to even make the field with the backups. The Chiefs have seen both types of players over the years. Last year Travis Kelce had a huge catch and run against the Bengals that seemed to predict his upcoming season. Philip Gaines had a preseason that made fans question what the Chiefs even saw in him to draft him in the third round. Headed into the 2015 season both Kelce and Gaines look to be a big part of the Chiefs plans and success moving forward.

While each and every year teams across the NFL see players blow up in the preseason for some it doesn’t end up earning them a roster spot. The Chiefs have had their fair share of these kinds of players as well. They play very well during the preseason games but it never translated to the NFL regular season. Wide receiver Jeremy Horne, safety Malcolm Bronson, and running back Nate Eachus are only a couple of players that make up the long list of Chiefs hopefuls that didn’t turn it into something more.

This year the Chiefs have had great performances by both players that will contribute and those that will probably be looking for another job come the second week of September. Eric Fisher looked great in the first game before his injury in practice, Marcus Peters and Phillip Gaines have both looked good in coverage and make me hopeful for the future of the CB position for KC. Then you have players like Chase Daniel, Fred Williams, Charcandrick West, Justin March, David Irving, and Mike Catapano who have also looked good in the preseason games but their roster spot isn’t as nearly defined.

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