|Offense||20th||109.2 (15th)||233.8 (19th)|
|Defense||24th||121.1 (26th)||247.4 (18th)|
|27||Acker, Kenneth||CB||6-0||195||2/6/1992||4||Southern Methodist|
|57||Alexander, D.J.||ILB||6-2||233||9/30/1991||3||Oregon State|
|Ali'ifua, Ricky||DE||6-3||276||12/2/1991||R||Utah State|
|97||Bailey, Allen||DE||6-3||288||3/25/1989||7||Miami (Fla.)|
|77||Barnes, T.J. (FA)||DT||6-7||364||6/14/1990||3||Georgia Tech|
|Bausby, DeVante||CB||6-2||190||1/15/1993||2||Pittsburg State|
|Cheek, Joseph||G||6-7||311||12/2/1992||1||Texas A&M|
|Cliett, Reshard||OLB||6-2||222||4/29/1992||2||South Florida|
|76||Duvernay-Tardif, Laurent||G||6-5||321||2/11/1991||4||McGill (Canada)|
|Eligwe, Ukeme||LB||6-2||239||4/27/1994||R||Georgia Southern|
|Escobar, Gavin||TE||6-6||260||2/3/1991||5||San Diego State|
|72||Fisher, Eric||T||6-7||315||1/5/1991||5||Central Michigan|
|91||Hali, Tamba||OLB||6-3||275||11/3/1983||12||Penn State|
|Hartfield, Trevon||DB||6-0||195||11/17/1991||1||Southwestern Oklahoma State|
|10||Hill, Tyreek||WR||5-10||185||3/1/1994||2||West Alabama|
|James, Josh||T||6-5||314||5/9/1993||R||Carroll (Mont.)|
|95||Jones, Chris||DE||6-5||310||7/3/1994||2||Mississippi State|
|Jones, Seantavius||WR||6-3||200||8/9/1992||1||Valdosta State|
|Lampkin, Ashton||CB||6-0||189||1/10/1994||R||Oklahoma State|
|Mahomes, Patrick||QB||6-3||215||9/17/1995||R||Texas Tech|
|Mama, Damien||G||6-4||325||6/27/1995||R||Southern California|
|90||Mauga, Josh (FA)||ILB||6-1||245||6/20/1987||8||Nevada|
|McQuay, Leon III||SAF||6-2||185||11/21/1994||R||Southern California|
|20||Nelson, Steven||CB||5-11||194||1/22/1993||3||Oregon State|
|52||Nicolas, Dadi||LB||6-3||235||9/29/1992||2||Virginia Tech|
|Nunez-Roches, Rakeem||DT||6-2||307||7/3/1993||3||Southern Mississippi|
|68||Person, Mike||G||6-4||300||6/17/1988||7||Montana State|
|98||Reyes, Kendall (FA)||DT||6-4||300||9/26/1989||6||Connecticut|
|Rush, Marcus||LB||6-2||251||6/19/1991||1||Michigan State|
|Smith, Terrance||ILB||6-2||235||5/3/1993||2||Florida State|
|49||Sorensen, Daniel||DB||6-2||208||3/5/1990||4||Brigham Young|
|Sterns, Jordan||DB||6-0||200||5/28/1994||R||Oklahoma State|
|Thomas, Cam||DT||6-4||335||12/12/1986||8||North Carolina|
|88||Travis, Ross||TE||6-7||235||1/9/1993||2||Penn State|
|35||West, Charcandrick||RB||5-10||205||6/2/1991||4||Abilene Christian|
|24||White, D.J.||CB||5-11||193||9/9/1993||2||Georgia Tech|
|Williams, Tourek (FA)||LB||6-4||262||5/9/1991||5||Florida International|
|12||Wilson, Albert||WR||5-9||200||7/12/1992||4||Georgia State|
|70||Witzmann, Bryan||T||6-7||320||6/16/1990||2||South Dakota State|
|51||Zombo, Frank||OLB||6-3||254||3/5/1987||8||Central Michigan|
|Chappell, Devin (IR)||DB||6-2||199||5/14/1994||R||Oregon State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Gaines was held out of practice as a result of the issue. The severity is not known at this time, but the likely scenario is that the team is simply exercising caution in order to ensure his health entering the start of training camp. The 26-year-old started five games for the Chiefs last season, and figures to have a good chance at entering the season as a starter should his health remain in tact.
Nunez-Roches injured his back during last Thursday's game against the Raiders, but his full showing Wednesday suggests he won't miss any additional time.
Murray isn't a well-known name, but this looks like a fine selection for the Chiefs. Murray was the top corner on a Minnesota defense that's quietly been good against the pass the last two years, and he performed well at the Combine, too. Murray (5-foot-11, 199 pounds) logged a 4.49-second 40, 39.5-inch vertical and 124-inch broad jump. With 31.75-inch arms, Murray should have the reach to press effectively.
Williams was reportedly dealing with a physical condition that he didn't disclose prior to signing, missing the third of 10 voluntary sessions due to a stinger. He's now back on the open market and will look to land elsewhere.
Thomas, formerly a 2010 fifth-round pick by the Chargers, fits the mold of a true, two-gap nose tackle. He'll compete with Jarvis Jenkins and Montori Hughes for the backup job to starting defensive tackle Bennie Logan.
Santos has served as Kansas City's kicker since entering the league three years ago. Last season, the Brazilian converted 31 of his 35 field-goal tries and 36 of his 39 extra-point attempts, tying his career high of 129 total points.
Escobar arrived in Kansas City for a visit Friday, and apparently management liked what he showed them. After entering the league as a second-round pick in 2013, Escobar struggled to make much of an impact behind future Hall of Famer Jason Witten, registering only 30 catches for 333 yards and eight touchdowns in 62 games. Although playing with a tight-end-friendly quarterback like Alex Smith could bode well for Escobar, having Pro Bowler Travis Kelce on the roster will again restrict him to a reserve role.
Mitchell was waived by the Chiefs on Nov. 7, but has plenty to be thankful for after being promoted back up to the active roster Thursday. With starting left cornerback Marcus Peters questionable for Week 12, Mitchell will presumably help provide depth in the Chiefs' secondary.
Wilson returns to Kansas City after topping the 30-catch mark each of the last two seasons. Through his first three years, the 24-year-old boasts 990 receiving yards, which on average accurately reflects his status as the team's fourth receiver and fifth option in the passing game, where tight end Travis Kelce leads the way.
The depth linebacker doesn't provide much other than another body on special teams, but Nicolas' spot on the roster likely won't be guaranteed heading into training camp. Assuming he can get healthy in time, he should battle for a job on the 53-man roster.
With the Chiefs moving Derrick Johnson (Achilles) to injured reserve Sunday, Alexander will have an opportunity to see a full load of snaps and will face a tough test right off the bat in attempting to slow the Titans' powerful ground game. Johnson had been averaging 6.9 tackles per game on the season, so Alexander could be able to take on a similar volume now that he's settling into a starting role.
In the wake of the move, Hill is penciled in as Kansas City's No. 1 wideout, with Chris Conley and Albert Wilson rounding out the top of the corps. Although Hill can expect an increase in the 83 targets from his rookie season, the passing attack will likely center even more about tight end Travis Kelce, whose 117 targets ranked fourth among the NFL's tight ends. With Maclin out of the picture, though, Hill's utility as a pass catcher, rusher and returner will push him ever higher in the minds of fantasy owners.
Jenkins played with Kansas City for the final seven games of the 2016 season, recording just five tackles. In what will be his first full season with the club, look for Jenkins to see a slightly increased role as a backup defensive lineman.
Baxter went undrafted out of Marshall in 2016 and has spent time with the Packers and Vikings thus far into his professional tenure. He'll compete with a slew of other players in order to land a reserve role at corner.
The nature of Peters' foot injury isn't clear, but it doesn't appear like it will hold him down for long. Buffalo's Stephen Gilmore will take his place at the Pro Bowl.
A sixth-round draft pick back in 2015, Cliett has been unable to secure a roster spot out of training camp thus far in his career and has yet to play in a regular-season game. He'll have a tough time making the Chiefs roster as well and he'd likely be nothing more than emergency depth at linebacker if he overcomes the odds.
Parker split 2014 between cornerback and safety, but the emergence of first-round draft pick Marcus Peters across from Sean Smith allowed him to play alongside Eric Berry this season. He took advantage of the opportunity, posting another solid season for the Chiefs in a secondary that could be scary for years to come, with Parker finishing up his first campaign of a five-year extension he signed in March of last year.
Travis has only been active for six games this season, recording three catches for 15 yards. As the fourth-string tight end for the Chiefs, Travis has a long way to go before attaining fantasy value.
Hughes, a former fifth-round selection by the Colts in 2013, appeared in two games for the Giants last season before getting released in October. Although he boasts a monstrous 6-4, 350-pound frame, his lack of production as a pro dampens his appeal as a reserve defensive lineman.
Hartfield went undrafted out of Oklahoma State in 2016 after a productive season in which he recorded 73 tackles, 25 passes defensed and five interceptions. He'll look to secure a reserve role behind starting safeties Eric Berry (heel) and Ron Parker.
Thomas has done the majority of his damage on special teams this season, but even that role has been scaled back from previous seasons. The specialist may be a candidate to miss the 53-man roster next year with Tyreek Hill around. Should he earn a spot, 2017 would be his last under before his rookie deal with the Chiefs expires.
At 6-foot-7, 289 pounds, Kpassagnon is a massive lineman who figures to work as an end in Kansas City's three-man fronts. With 35 and 5/8-inch arms and a 128-inch broad jump, Kpassagnon has a freakish combination of length and linear explosiveness.
Bray didn't throw a touchdown pass or commit a turnover, posting a rather vanilla effort in his run. Still, he appears to have an inside track as the No. 3 quarterback following the news that Aaron Murray is on the trading block. Even if he makes the roster, it would take injuries to both Alex Smith and Nick Foles for Bray to see meaningful snaps.
Hunt proved himself a proficient receiver out of the backfield in his senior season at Toledo, nabbing 41 passes for 403 yards and a touchdown. He's displayed some early flash at OTAs, leaving coach Reid eager to see him when the pads go on. Spencer Ware still enters camp as the lead back, but the team appears open to the idea of Hunt playing a sizable role in the offense immediately if his game continues to impress.
Eligwe fills a definite need for the Chiefs with veteran Derrick Johnson coming off his second Achilles injury. He started his career at Florida State and was a member of the Seminoles' national championship team, but finished his career at Georgia Southern after being dismissed from FSU. He was a standout player while at Georgia Southern and was able to resurrect his draft stock. He'll likely start out as a special teamer, but his tape from college shows that Eligwe has the potential to develop into a linebacker in the NFL.
West is optimistic the change will make him more explosive, but it's possible the Chiefs might actually want him to put some of the weight back on, as he's already a bit undersized for his position -- listed at 5-foot-10, 205 pounds. A smaller frame would make sense if the Chiefs mostly plan to use West as a pass-catching and chance-of-pace option behind likely lead back Spencer Ware, who consistently out-touched his teammate down the stretch last season. Ware actually had more success than West as a receiver, but the Chiefs might still look to keep Ware fresh by using West more often on passing downs. Both running backs are healthy for the start of the offseason program, and there hasn't been any indication that free-agent signing C.J. Spiller will be a major threat to their joint workload. Of course, the Chiefs could still add a running back in the early or middle rounds of the upcoming draft.
White has missed the past three games with a fracture in his hand. However, his uninhibited practice Wednesday suggests he'll be ready to play Sunday against the Bucs.
Jones, an undrafted second-year player out of Memphis who didn't see the field his rookie season, was let go by the Texans in May. He'll look to take advantage of his speed (4.38 40-yard dash) to secure a role on special teams with the Chiefs.
While Mahomes shouldn't challenge Alex Smith for the starting job this season, the rookie gunslinger has instilled confidence in his coaches early in his career. The Texas Tech product should get a season under his belt as a backup to an established veteran, which will put him in a good position to learn as he prepares to take the reins as soon as 2018, or earlier should Smith suffer an injury.
The Chiefs labeled the decision to pick up Ford's option a "no brainer" after he recorded 38 tackles, including 10 sacks, in 2016. The option keeps the linebacker in Kansas City through the 2018 season.
Barnes (6-7, 364) is a monstrous prospect but must not have been a great fit with the Chiefs. He'll look to move on to another team in need of a run-clogging defensive tackle.
Reyes has held down a starting role at defensive end for the Chiefs, but he's not much of a pass-rusher in the team's 3-4 scheme, as those duties fall to the likes of Justin Houston, Tamba Hali and Dee Ford. As such, Reyes' absence won't mean much in leagues with IDPs, though the Chiefs will have to rotate in more linemen to help stop the Titans' potent ground game.
Once viewed as an upper-tier fantasy back, Spiller has been a major disappointment the last two seasons. He's bounced around among the Saints, Jets and Seahawks during that span, playing in 19 games and averaging just 3.1 yards per carry. In addition to his lack of productivity, Spiller has dealt with a myriad of injuries, including a knee issue that required surgery in 2015. After inking a contract with the Chiefs in February, the 29-year-old believes he's as healthy as he's ever been, but he may need a standout training camp to earn a spot on the 53-man roster. Though the Chiefs bid adieu to longtime bell cow Jamaal Charles, holdovers Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West and second-round pick Kareem Hunt will likely open camp ahead of Spiller on the depth chart.
The Chiefs have three solid defensive line options ahead of him in Jaye Howard, Dontari Poe and Allen Bailey that present a roadblock for him on the defensive line. While a strong camp could certainly lead to a chance at a starting spot, the team likely drafted him to replace Dontari Poe (who's in his contract year). Either way, the rookie second-round pick should see plenty of playing time as a substitute on the line should he not secure a starting gig.
With Maclin out of the picture, Conley has been elevated to No. 2 wideout but won't be any better than third in the receiving pecking order behind tight end Travis Kelce (shoulder) and wideout Tyreek Hill in what will again be a run-heavy offense. On a positive note, Conley will likely see another healthy increase in his target count after jumping from 31 as a rookie in 2015 to 69 last year. Among his share in 2016, he gathered in 44 of those passes for 530 yards and no touchdowns.
According to the police report, Harris was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a traffic violation, during which the officer detected marijuana in the 25-year-old's possession. The NFL will likely wait and see how the legal process plays out before levying any punishment for Harris, who served as the top backup to Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce a season ago. Harris reeled in 17 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown in 2016.
Despite joining the active roster for the first time since breaking his left hand in October, head coach Andy Reid admitted March-Lillard is unlikely to play in this weekend's season finale against the Chargers.
A 2014 UDFA, the 27-year-old Sorensen has only started one game in three NFL seasons, but he's a core special teamer who took advantage of an expanded defensive role to record a career-best 63 tackles in 2016 -- also notching three interceptions, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. He'll likely continue to serve as the third safety behind starters Eric Berry and Ron Parker, getting most of his playing time in passing situations.
Robinson was surpassed by another rookie -- Tyreek Hill -- on the depth chart during his inaugural NFL campaign, but the Chiefs' 2016 fourth-round selection has made some marked improvement coming into his sophomore season. The release of veteran receiver Jeremy Maclin opened some reps at the position and Robinson appears in the mix for some additional work. Hill will receive the first shot as the team's "Z" receiver and Chris Conley should be locked in across from him, meaning Robinson and the others will battle it out for the third spot on the wideout depth chart.
Berry inked a six-year deal with the Chiefs in February, and figures to be a heavy contributor on the defense for years to come. The Chiefs have no need to push Berry while he deals with a heel issue, as they're priority is to ensure his health entering training camp. Nothing indicates the 28-year-old is looking at anything serious here, so barring any setbacks, he should be on track for a healthy start to the season.
Logan's signing could seem to indicate that Kansas City doesn't expect free agent Dontari Poe to return. A fellow run-stuffing nose tackle, Logan totaled 24 tackles and 2.5 sacks this past season, but that came after the Eagles switched to a 4-3 defense. In both of the prior two seasons, Logan posted at least 55 stops while working in a 3-4 scheme, which is what the Chiefs utilize.
Wilson was released by the Chiefs just before the beginning of the season, but with Justin March (undisclosed) landing on the IR, the team decided to bring back the 24-year-old. Expect Wilson to serve as a backup behind Sam Barrington while also playing a role on special teams.
Chesson (6-foot-3, 204 pounds) is super athletic and had moments of extreme productivity at Michigan, but his career was generally defined by inconsistency. After totaling 505 yards and six touchdowns in the final four games of 2015, Chesson went on to finish the 2016 season with just 500 yards and two touchdowns on 67 targets. But there's certainly upside here, as the big wideout possesses 4.47 speed to go along with a 132-inch broad jump and 6.7-second three-cone drill. On a loaded Kansas City depth chart, he's a long shot for immediate reps.
Nelson was forced to sit Week 12, but looks like he will be good to go against the Falcons on Sunday. He will likely back up Phillip Gaines at cornerback.
Jones possesses impressive measurables at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds and reportedly displayed the ability to outrun defensive back and make some tough catches during OTAs. Things could change when the pads are put on, but the fourth-year wideout appears to be in the mix for reps early in the offseason following the team's release of veteran wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. Tyreek Hill and Chris Conley appear locked in atop the depth chart at the position, but the remaining names will battle it out during training camp for reps on Sundays.
Kelce is still working his way back from having shoulder surgery this offseason. Although it's unclear exactly when Kelce had the procedure, the Chiefs have long maintained their expectation that he'll be able to partake in training camp. While Reid furthered that sentiment this week, it remains to be seen whether the tight end will be 100 percent right away. Regardless, Kelce's Week 1 status appears to be in no jeopardy, which comes as good news after the Chiefs released wideout Jeremy Maclin, thus making Kelce quarterback Alex Smith's unquestioned top target going into the campaign.
Mauga will miss the entire 2016 season due to a labral tear. The Chiefs' veteran linebacker was expected to be a catalyst of this year's defense. Ramik Wilson will have a chance to earn a starting spot during his absence.
Bailey lasted just five games into the 2016 season before landing on injured reserve with a torn right pectoral that required six months of rehab. He returns to find himself in a competition for a starting defensive end job with Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Chris Jones and 2017 second-rounder Tanoh Kpassagnon.
Although the injury was referred to as "slight," Ware may be held out the rest of mandatory minicamp as a precaution with the long term in mind. If he doesn't make another appearance by Thursday, his next opportunity to keep his claim on the Chiefs' starting running back gig will arrive at the start of training camp in late July. There, he'll be fending off Charcandrick West and 2017 third-round pick Kareem Hunt for the right to RB touches in Week 1 at New England.
Hali, who will turn 34 next season, is under contract with the Chiefs for the next two years but reportedly hopes to play on for another four. However, the veteran logged a season-low seven snaps against the Steelers on Sunday -- five fewer than reserve edge rusher Frank Zombo. Considering the Chiefs were coming off a bye and Hali himself confirmed he was feeling fresh and ready to go for the playoffs, it doesn't appear health was a factor in this near benching. At the same time, Hali still looks to have something left in the tank, so it was truly surprising the Chiefs didn't use him more. Cutting him would actually lose the team cap space, so that's not a remote possibility in the offseason, but it looks like Hali could be asked to accept a decreased workload if he wants to continue his career.
Even if there is more chaos at quarterback with Sam Bradford and Shuan Hill taking over for injured Teddy Bridgewater, it's hard to see Stave as an option to be activated to the 53-man roster. He'll likely spend the full season developing on the practice squad.
Acker's injury was described as "slight" issue, so he may be able to return later in the week. If the team elects to proceed cautiously with Acker, his next chance to return would come at the start of training camp when he'll be in a battle for a depth spot at cornerback.
The Ravens rescinded their tender on Huff earlier in the week, which officially made the 24-year-old an unrestricted free agent. Huff was primarily a member of Baltimore's special teams units in 2016 and tallied three total tackles. He figures to slot into a similar role in Kansas City given the Chiefs' depth in the secondary.
While Mahomes presumably won't challenge Smith for the Week 1 starting job, the Chiefs' decision to give up three early-round picks for the young quarterback means there will be pressure to make a midseason change if the team doesn't live up to expectations early in the year. It does seem the Chiefs are well positioned to avoid such a scenario, with Smith coming off a strong 2016 season and surrounded by the best supporting cast he's had since arriving in Kansas City. The larger concern is Smith's future beyond 2017, as his contract only runs through 2018 and doesn't have any guaranteed payments left. Given what the team surrendered in Thursday's trade, Mahomes likely will be groomed to take over the starting job in 2018. Smith will celebrate his 33rd birthday in May, but he could still be a valuable trade chip next offseason as a potential one-year stopgap with a reasonable salary.
Sherman saw a dramatic drop in snaps from 25 in Week 1 to 10 in Week 2. Given the lack of production out of the fullback spot, it shouldn't have too much impact on his fantasy value, but it could be an indicator that the Chiefs plan to move in a different direction offensively.
Houston missed the team's final two regular-season games due to injury, but was deemed healthy enough to give it a go in the team's first playoff game. While he did record six tackles, the 28-year-old pass rusher was unable to get to Ben Roethlisberger in the contest and finishes his injury-shortened 2016 campaign with just four sacks over six games (including the playoffs). He remains under contract with the Chiefs for another four years, but has played just 16 games combined in the last two seasons. The Georgia product may be a somewhat risky proposition in terms of health, but his injury history could make him a high-value IDP option in 2017 if he can play the entire season.
Johnson is returning from his second Achilles tear in three years and his participation in individual drills is a major move in the right direction. Look for more updates on his status to come during training camp, as he'll likely continue with individual drills for the remainder of minicamp.