With one preseason game officially in the books and with plenty of practices, with and without pads, fans of the K.C. Chiefs are getting a good idea of the makeup of this season’s roster. We’re getting a read on which young players look ready to make the leap as they’ve gained experience and which rookies could become actual contributors in their first season. We’re also beginning to understand the most competitive spots on the roster—meaning the toughest calls for head coach Andy Reid and general manager Brett Veach.
In the wake of the team’s preseason opening win over the San Francisco 49ers, several Chiefs players added further credibility to the buzz that’s been generating this summer. Others broke out in a way that no one saw coming. The questions before several of these developmental players now is whether or not they can continue to build on their body of work to impress Reid and company enough to earn a roster spot.
On this episode of the AA podcast, longtime contributor Lyle Graversen (follow him on Twitter here) joins the show to discuss the preseason heroes that have stood out to him so far, especially in the opening game, and how he sees things working out in the long run. Can Daurice Fountain upset the pecking order at wide receiver? Is Tim Ward ready to consistently contribute? Have the Chiefs made a surprising decision at returner?
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