Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp: 5 Questions That Must Be Answered

Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp: 5 Questions That Must be Answered

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The Kansas City Chiefs will officially begin training camp on Thursday July 24. That will give the team about six weeks to resolve some very pressing issues before the season opener at home against the Tennessee Titans. Here are the five biggest questions Kansas City must answer during training camp.

5. Which TE Will Be Cut?

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5. Which TE Will Be Cut?

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As of now, Anthony Fasano is the starter with Travis Kelce second in line. After that, Kansas City has Sean McGrath and Demetrius Harris. McGrath was a 2013 waiver wire pickup who came through for the Chiefs when they were ravaged by injuries at tight end. Harris is a developmental project who has progressed nicely in OTAs. Kansas City probably won't have room for all four.

4. Which Quarterback (If Any) Will Be Cut?

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4. Which Quarterback (If Any) Will Be Cut?

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The Chiefs need to decide if they will keep four quarterbacks, or if Chase Daniel, Tyler Bray or Aaron Murray will be cut. Daniel provides the best insurance to an Alex Smith injury by far, Murray just got drafted and Bray has progressed very well since being signed as an undrafted rookie last season.

3. Which Wide Receivers Are Ready For More Playing Time?

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3. Which Wide Receivers Are Ready For More Playing Time?

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The Chiefs had the least productive wide receivers in the league last year. Dwayne Bowe and Donnie Avery need to step up their game, but the team will also need some help from the bench. Junior Hemingway, A.J. Jenkins, Frankie Hammond, Weston Dressler and DeAnthony Thomas will be the biggest breakout candidates.

2. Which Cornerbacks Are Ready To Step Up?

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2. Which Cornerbacks Are Ready To Step Up?

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The Chiefs' secondary collapsed at the end of the 2013 season, and the team cut their best cornerback in Brandon Flowers. Some inexperienced players will be up for a larger role, and Kansas City needs to find out who is ready for more playing time fast. Marcus Cooper, Ron Parker, Chris Owens and Phillip Gaines are in line to fight it out for a promotion.

1. What To Do With Remaining Salary Cap Space?

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1. What To Do With Remaining Salary Cap Space?

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Cutting Flowers left Kansas City with $ 9.7 million in cap space. It's hard to believe the Chiefs would cut their best cornerback without plans to do something with the money saved. They could use it to end Justin Houston's holdout, sign Alex Smith to an extension or add help to some of the team's questionable areas, such as the secondary, receivers or offensive line.


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