Coffee with the Chiefs – Depth chart


Good morning, Addicts! I hope your week got off to a good start on Monday, and now it continues into a beautiful Tuesday.

The Kansas City Chiefs will be practicing today and tomorrow before going into two days of rest. On Saturday, Arrowhead Stadium will see some action with the preseason opener, hosting the Seattle Seahawks.

In the meantime, we can talk about the first depth chart. Kansas City released it with few surprises, although it should be noted that De’Anthony Thomas is listed somewhere behind me. Also, we see that Ross Travis is ahead of James O’Shaughnessy at third-string tight end, and Justin March is behind both Derrick Johnson and D.J. Alexander at left inside linebacker.

Here is the news you need to know…

Chiefs first depth chart gets releasedJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"Yup, Steven Nelson. He was lining up there the other day but not every day. It’s been Gaines, too. In nickel, Gaines goes to the outside and Nelson comes inside. This could be tight for rookie DJ White. I like him but how many corners will the Chiefs keep? Especially with some safeties they like…"

Kansas City’s biggest challenge will be manufacturing a pass rushSam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star

"But this is the best roster the Chiefs have had in years. Perhaps the sport’s best three-deep in the backfield, a dynamic tight end, steady quarterback and much improved offensive line. On the other side is much of the team’s strength — loads of talent up front, three Pro Bowl linebackers and a secondary that has both stars and depth."

Chiefs aim to lure St. Louis fans after Rams’ departureAdam Teicher of ESPN

"The Chiefs didn’t have to seek the situation because it has come to them. Donovan said the Chiefs have been approached by St. Louis area fans about buying tickets and businesses about buying sponsorships."