Chiefs 2016 depth chart

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 3: Marcus Peters
KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 3: Marcus Peters /

The Kansas City Chiefs have some good battles going on, but here’s where the depth chart stands going into training camp.

Kansas City starts training camp on July 30, and there are high expectations for this group. After winning a playoff game for the first time in 22 years last season, the Chiefs are the pick of many to win the AFC West and make some real noise in the playoffs come January.

Of course, there is still plenty to settle before Kansas City plays its regular-season opener on Sept. 11 against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. Who will be making the roster at certain spots is no sure thing, along with a couple of starting spots that remain up for grabs.

Let’s look at the projected depth chart, going two-deep where it applies:

QB: Alex Smith, Tyler Bray
RB: Jamaal Charles, Charcandrick West
FB: Anthony Sherman, Spencer Ware
WR: Jeremy Maclin, Rod Streater
WR: Albert Wilson, Chris Conley
TE: Travis Kelce, Demetrius Harris
LT: Eric Fisher, Jah Reid
LG: Parker Ehinger, Zach Fulton
C: Mitch Morse, Zach Fulton
RG: Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Jarrod Pughsley
RT: Mitch Schwartz, Jah Reid

DE: Allen Bailey, Nick Williams
NT: Dontari Poe, Jaye Howard
DE: Jaye Howard, Chris Jones
OLB: Tamba Hali, Frank Zombo
ILB: Derrick Johnson, D.J. Alexander
ILB: Josh Mauga, Justin March
OLB: Justin Houston, Dee Ford
CB: Marcus Peters, Steven Nelson
CB: Phillip Gaines, KeiVarae Russell
FS: Ron Parker, Jamell Fleming
SS: Eric Berry, Daniel Sorensen

K: Cairo Santos
P: Dustin Colquitt
LS: James Winchester

The only jobs that seem up for grabs would be the second tight end, the second receiver, whether Mauga can hold off March and if Reid can earn a starting spot on the line at guard (listed at tackle, but played guard last year) Beyond that? Only injuries could play a role.