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5 Kansas City Chiefs Players To Watch In Preseason Week 3

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5 Kansas City Chiefs To Watch In Preseason Week 3

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Some foggy situations will become more clear when the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday night. After a disappointing effort against the Carolina Panthers, the Chiefs will look to bounce back at home. Here are five players to keep an eye on during the game.

5. CB Sean Smith

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5. CB Sean Smith

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Smith's start against the Panthers could be a signal that his demotion was only temporary. His position battle with Ron Parker is not over yet, but he performed better against Carolina than Parker did.

4. RB Knile Davis

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4. RB Knile Davis

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Jamaal Charles' recent foot injury doesn't seem serious, but it did serve as a reminder of how important the backup running back is. Charles' injury in the playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts was costly last season. Davis is Kansas City's best insurance policy for a Charles injury. The second-year running back has a ton of potential, and his progress is important for the Chiefs.

3. QB Tyler Bray

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3. QB Tyler Bray

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Bray didn't get to play against Carolina, but he'll definitely get some work on Saturday. According to Andy Reid, he is the Chiefs' most improved player from last season. The 2013 undrafted free agent's progress is very fun to watch.

2. TE Travis Kelce

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2. TE Travis Kelce

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Kelce has displayed his tremendous playmaking abilities in both of Kansas City's preseason games with a long TD catch in each. He could be the much-needed boost to the passing game the Chiefs need in 2014.

1. QB Alex Smith

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1. QB Alex Smith

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Smith moved the ball pretty well against the Panthers last week despite the fact that he was running for his life the entire time he was in the game. The Chiefs' young offensive line looks very questionable right now. Smith's abilities to handle pressure and buy time with his feet are just a couple of the unsung aspects of his game. The more you watch him play, the more you realize the Chiefs need to lock him up.