Snap counts vs. Packers and what it means

August, 30, 2014
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While we're waiting for the Kansas City Chiefs roster cuts that are due Saturday, let's look at snap counts from the final preseason game in Green Bay for clues.

Quarterback -- Aaron Murray 27, Tyler Bray 24, Chase Daniel 13. Bray's knee and ankle injuries could allow the Chiefs to put him on injured-reserve and avoid having to part ways with one of their four QBs.

Running back -- Joe McKnight 23, Cyrus Gray 19, Knile Davis 19, Jordan Campbell 14, De'Anthony Thomas 4. The Chiefs gave a long look to McKnight, who hadn't played much because of injuries. He's still unlikely to make the roster.

Wide receiver -- Fred Williams 51, Albert Wilson 38, Mark Harrison 37, A.J. Jenkins 25, Frankie Hammond Jr. 13, Kyle Williams 3. Fred Williams and Harrison are unlikely to make the team unless injuries to others force the Chiefs to change plans.

Tight end -- Demetrius Harris 56, Richard Gordon 10, Travis Kelce 8. Harris, who didn't play football in college, needed the work. But that he played so much in the final preseason game and didn't play well could be ominous signs for him.

Offensive line -- Eric Kush 64, Donald Stephenson 64, Ryan Harris 53, Ricky Henry 44, Jeff Linkenbach 34, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif 33, Mike McGlynn 17, J'Marcus Webb 11. This group needed work, so those who played a lot are likely to make the team. Stephenson now begins a four-game suspension, so he played every offensive snap.

Defensive line -- Jaye Howard 51, Vance Walker 46, Kyle Love 41, Dominique Hamilton 24, Kona Schwenke 9. The three probable backups received the most playing time.

Linebacker -- Frank Zombo 75, Dee Ford 75, James-Michael Johnson 57, Nico Johnson 34, Josh Mauga 22, Devan Walker 19, Alonzo Highsmith 18. Interesting that Josh Martin didn't play. Could mean the Chiefs have other plans for him.

Defensive back -- Phillip Gaines 73, Justin Rogers 59, Daniel Sorensen 52, Malcolm Bronson 45, Kelcie McCray 39, DeMarcus Van Dyke 33, Jonathon Amaya 27, Ron Parker 14, Marcus Cooper 12. Gaines, a third-round draft pick, didn't play well and showed again he's not ready for the NFL game.

Adam Teicher

ESPN Kansas City Chiefs reporter

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