Kansas City Chiefs starters are expected to play the full first half in this second preseason game.
With only a single exhibition on the schedule after Friday’s matchup, the most intriguing position battles lay further down the depth chart. In previous seasons, the four-game preseason schedule gave players on the bubble an extra opportunity to prove their worth to teams in live scenarios before the regular season. Now playing a truncated three-game schedule, the Chiefs will look for flashes of brilliance from their depth for insight as they look to build the best 53-man roster out of the talent at their disposal.
As anticipation builds for Friday’s nationally-televised game against the Cardinals in Arizona, here are six players to watch who are in hot pursuit of a roster spot in September.