KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With the pre-season opener against the New Orleans Saints just five days away, the Kansas City Chiefs and new head coach Andy Reid released their first depth chart of training camp.
Among the noticeable first teamers were tight end Anthony Fasano and offense right tackle Eric Fisher. Fasano is a veteran with 8 years experience, and Fisher was the Chiefs and the NFL’s overall No. 1 draft pick. Anthony Sherman is listed as the team’s starting fullback, and third year receiver Jon Baldwin is listed as a starter opposite Dwayne Bowe.
Most depth charts this early in the pre-season don’t mean much. Reid seems to want to use the first pre-season game as an opportunity to evaluate the Chiefs young talent.
“I think teams are very vanilla in the preseason,” Reid said on Saturday. “I think that they just want to get a clear evaluation of their players. Then during the season, it’s a whole different ballgame, so during the season you get the full package. It’s kind of different than what you do during the preseason. You want to see what your rookie class looks like for sure, and I think the rest of the guys, the free-agents, I’ve got a pretty good idea. I’m curious to see how all the guys really work in the system.”