By Aaron Charles @aaroncharleskc on August 4, 2014
The Kansas City Chiefs have some interesting things to talk about regarding their first official depth chart of 2014. Some position battles got more interesting, and several players got notice that they have some work to do in order make the team. Here are five things to take away from the Chiefs' official depth chart.
The newest addition to the Chiefs is listed as the fourth-string strong safety behind undrafted rookie Daniel Sorensen. Being the most experienced player in the Chiefs' secondary seems to have won him zero points with the coaching staff. The 31-year-old is going to have to prove himself on the field.
In close position battles, the Chiefs usually list older players ahead of younger ones to show the vets respect. That isn't happening at punt returner. Rookie De'Anthony Thomas is already No. 1 on the depth chart, and the fans can't wait to see what he can do. Thomas will be one of the most interesting players to watch during the preseason.
CFL star Weston Dressler is listed as the fourth receiver behind Dwayne Bowe's spot, with Junior Hemingway, Kyle Williams and Jerrell Jackson all ahead. At the other wideout spot, Donnie Avery and A.J. Jenkins are certainly more likely to make the team as well. Fellow Canadian Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is listed as the third-string left guard. As a rookie, Duvernay-Tardif will be given more time to prove himself than the 29-year-old Dressler.
Or they really dislike Sean Smith. Parker and Cooper are listed as starting cornerbacks despite the fact that Smith is set to make five times more than the two of them combined. Defensive coordinator Bob Sutton has made it clear that this is for competitive reasons, and not a punishment for Smith's recent DUI arrest.
The coaches must really like what they've seen from Fulton. Few thought the sixth-round pick out of Tennessee was going to be the front-runner to start at right guard when he was drafted last May.
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