Coffee with the Chiefs – Cooper finding role?


Good morning, Addicts! It’s Thursday and the Kansas City Chiefs are having their third practice of the week with the final OTA session wrapping up on Friday afternoon.

The Chiefs have been getting some good work in, rotating through a bunch of different offensive line combinations and a few backup quarterbacks to Alex Smith. Hopefully all of this will help the competitions come training camp, when head coach Andy Reid tries to put together a solid depth chart that can carry the team through February.

Here is the news you need to know…

Marcus Cooper feels positive about move from corner to safetyAubrey Rumore of the Kansas City Star

"But the past two seasons have been challenging. He has seen limited duty and totaled just 23 tackles and no interceptions since that solid rookie campaign."

Chiefs have to decide how to allocate running back workAdam Teicher of ESPN

Until then, Ware and West are rotating as the No. 1 back. It’s interesting that at this time last year, neither Ware nor West was on the Chiefs’ radar as more than a backup or special teams player. Ware had just joined the Chiefs and was buried on the depth chart.

Chiefs backfield could be most dangerousGreg Florkowski of KC Kingdom

"Spencer Ware will probably be the straight runner that the Chiefs will use on third-down situations. Charcandrick West will probably get a lot of playing time to help ease Charles in to the season."

Kansas City running backs not worried about Jamaal Charles’ healthJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"There’s some concern because of the circumstances, mainly that it’s his second ACL tear and he’s 29 years old. Even with that, I feel pretty good that Jamaal is going to come back and look good. The Chiefs have the fallback of West and Spencer Ware who along with Jamaal combine to make (arguably) the best backfield in the NFL."