Kansas City Chiefs: Training Camp Recap Day Fourteen

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Kansas City Chiefs returned to the practice field for day fourteen of Training Camp as they prepare for their next preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams.

The Kansas City Chiefs were back on the practice field after their preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks this past Saturday.  The team donned full pads for Monday’s session that featured some movement to the depth chart that included expected, surprising, and circumstantial changes.

The most notable of the changes came at the quarterback position where Nick Foles officially took over as the #2 quarterback on the roster.  That was expected by everyone as it was Foles who took second team snaps during Saturday’s game.  Behind Foles, Aaron Murray got the most work today as he stepped into the #3 spot due to an injury to Tyler Bray.  The added reps may help Murray take over the spot full time.

There were big changes in the outside linebacker depth chart, but they were mostly circumstantial.  Dezman Moses was running with the first team while Dadi Nicolas got reps with both the second and third team.  However, this was due mostly to Frank Zombo not being at camp today rather than any kind of significant change.

The real change came at inside linebacker where Justin March finally got first team snaps on the defense.  The Chiefs rotated March and Ramik Wilson in with the first team, shifting Derrick Johnson around depending on which young linebacker he was working with.  That’s an excellent sign for the future as March and Wilson should be the starters on the inside when DJ does turn to retirement.

The changes are certain to get the attention of fans though, especially Justin March who has been a Training Camp favorite.  He also has a great chance to take over the starting job for an injured Josh Mauga who could see his spot on the roster in jeopardy.

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