Kansas City Chiefs: Five Positions To Watch In Training Camp

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The Kansas City Chiefs open training camp in a few days and there is much to watch for as the team has lost a large number of starters from last season’s playoff roster.

The Chiefs lost Pro Bowlers Dexter McCluster and Branden Albert, as well as Geoff Schwartz, Jon AsamoahTyson Jackson, Akeem Jordan, Kendrick Lewis, and Quintin Demps in free agency.

Kansas City released Pro Bowler Brandon Flowers a few weeks ago, and he signed with the San Diego Chargers.

That is a whole lot of snaps General Manager John Dorsey and Head Coach Andy Reid have to replace.

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The Chiefs have massive holes to fill at nearly every position. If the Chiefs can fill those gaping voids, and return to the post season, especially with the brutal schedule Kansas City will have to deal with, it will be a testament to the roster management of Dorsey and the coaching skills of Reid and his staff.

As camp unfolds, there are some specific positions that need to watched closely. If the Chiefs don’t improve in these areas, or better talent doesn’t show itself, Kansas City will be in for a very long season.

Pay close attention to how things play out in training camp and preseason. Will the players the Kansas City Chiefs are planning on using this season be able to reliably replace 7 starters, plus other players who saw significant playing time? It will be a tough task.