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5 Kansas City Chiefs Players To Keep An Eye On In NFL Preseason Week 2

5 Kansas City Chiefs Players To Watch in NFL Preseason Week 2

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Coach Andy Reid has stated that the Kansas City Chiefs' first-team offense will likely play the entire first half against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Alex Smith and company will have a decent opportunity to bounce back after a disappointing effort against the Cincinnati Bengals. The offense will certainly be fun to watch, but there will be interesting players to keep an eye on in all aspects of the game.

5. S Daniel Sorensen

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5. S Daniel Sorensen

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In a move that was either meant to mess with the media or indicate that he would be starting on Sunday, Sorensen was listed ahead of Eric Berry on the depth chart. The undrafted free agent out of BYU is currently Kansas City's top insurance policy to Berry, who has left practice early in camp twice now with slight ankle and heel injuries. Sorensen's quick growth is very important to the Chiefs.

4. OLB Dee Ford

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4. OLB Dee Ford

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Ford looked great pressuring the quarterback against the Bengals, but if he wants to see more snaps, he'll also need to prove he can stop the run and handle himself in coverage.

3. RB/WR/PR De'Anthony Thomas

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3. RB/WR/PR De'Anthony Thomas

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Thomas' explosive 80-yard punt return TD against Cincy has fans eagerly awaiting his next opportunities. His role with the first-team offense in the first half will also be exciting to watch.

2. QB Alex Smith

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2. QB Alex Smith

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Smith lost a fumble, had a three-and-out, and a 16-yard drive that ended with a field goal against the Bengals. He will be eager to redeem himself from that. It will also interesting to see if the offensive line, which doesn't have a single starter over the age of 25, can protect Smith adequately.

1. WR Dwayne Bowe

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1. WR Dwayne Bowe

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The Chiefs absolutely need Bowe to be a bigger part of the offense this season. He claims that he's stepped up his conditioning and lost about 10-12 pounds. The new and improved 'D-Bowe Show' will be intriguing to watch against the Panthers' defense. Kansas City would benefit immensely if Bowe can actually return to his former self in 2014.