Chiefs release updated depth chart for Week 13

The Kansas City Chiefs have released their latest “unofficial” depth chart ahead of the Week 13 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

There are just a few changes on the offensive side of the ball this week. Generally speaking, these are intended to give a rough idea of where a player is on the depth chart, but they’re not always entirely accurate. They’re considered “unofficial” because they’re assembled by the team’s PR staff and not the coaching staff and they might not always reflect what happens on game day as a result of that. It’s intended to be a fluid document that evolves as the roster changes throughout the season.

With all of that in mind, let’s take a look at the latest depth chart (dated Nov. 29) and see what we can learn about the Chiefs:

Offense

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Pos.

First

Second

Third

Fourth

QB

Patrick Mahomes

Chad Henne

Shane Buechele

RB

Isiah Pacheco

Jerick McKinnon

Ronald Jones

FB

Michael Burton

TE

Travis Kelce

Noah Gray

Jody Fortson

WR

JuJu Smith-Schuster

Skyy Moore

WR

Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Kadarius Toney

Justin Watson

LT

Orlando Brown Jr.

Geron Christian

Prince Tega-Wanogho

LG

Joe Thuney

Nick Allegretti

C

Creed Humphrey

Nick Allegretti

RG

Trey Smith

Nick Allegretti

RT

Andrew Wylie

Darian Kinnard

Lucas Niang

Observations:

  • After several consecutive weeks as the starter, all it took was Clyde Edwards-Helaire being placed on injured reserve for Isiah Pacheco to take his rightful place on the depth chart. Ronald Jones moved to the third-string spot as well.

  • With Lucas Niang’s activation from the Reserve/PUP list, he’s being listed as the third-string right tackle. It’s worth noting that he took second-team right tackle repetitions in warm-ups ahead of the game against the Rams in Week 12.

Defense

David Eulitt/Getty Images

Pos.

First

Second

Third

Fourth

LDE

Mike Danna

George Karlaftis

Malik Herring

LDT

Derrick Nnadi

Khalen Saunders

RDT

Chris Jones

Taylor Stallworth

RDE

Frank Clark

Carlos Dunlap

Joshua Kaindoh

MLB

Nick Bolton

Darius Harris

WLB

Willie Gay Jr.

Jack Cochrane

SLB

Leo Chenal

Jack Cochrane

LCB

L’Jarius Sneed

Joshua Williams

Chris Lammons

RCB

Trent McDuffie

Jaylen Watson

Nazeeh Johnson

FS

Juan Thornhill

Deon Bush

SS

Justin Reid

Bryan Cook

Observations:

  • No changes to the defensive depth chart this week. It is notable that Darius Harris saw linebacker snaps ahead of third-round pick Leo Chenal in Week 12.

Special teams

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Pos.

First

Second

Third

Fourth

P

Tommy Townsend

K

Harrison Butker

LS

James Winchester

H

Tommy Townsend

PR

Kadarius Toney

Skyy Moore

KR

Isiah Pacheco

Skyy Moore

Observations:

  • No changes to the punt return depth chart. Even with Skyy Moore listed I wouldn’t expect him to take a punt return again this season. Andy Reid suggested that Justin Watson could be the guy moving forward.

Story originally appeared on Chiefs Wire