Roster shuffle reflected on Chiefs’ second depth chart

Nov 17, 2013; Denver, CO; The Broncos line up against the Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 17, 2013; Denver, CO; The Broncos line up against the Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Week 2’s depth chart for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos has adjustments based on recent transactions.

The Chiefs on Tuesday activated wide receiver Dwayne Bowe from the reserve/suspended list, and placed inside linebacker Derrick Johnson (Achilles) and defensive end Mike DeVito (Achilles) on injured reserve.

Bowe resumes his spot atop the depth chart at the Z, or flanker, position. Frankie Hammond Jr., who moved from the X or split end, to start Week 1 in place of Bowe, remains at the Z.

Inside linebacker Jerry Franklin, whom the Chiefs elevated from the practice squad, moves to right inside linebacker behind James-Michal Johnson, who projects as the starter in place of Derrick Johnson.

Defensive lineman Vance Walker now sits atop the depth chart at left defensive end, while recently signed defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson is second behind Walker.

Jaye Howard, who filled in for DeVito throughout the preseason and after DeVito left Week 1’s game, is listed second at right defensive tackle behind Allen Bailey.

Still, Walker, Howard and Vickerson will compete for the full-time job. Any of the three could also see the field depending on situational defensive line rotation.

The waiving of rookie strong safety Daniel Sorensen bumps Kurt Coleman a notch behind starter Eric Berry.

Here’s how the depth chart for the 53-man roster looks:

OFFENSE

Wide receiver
“X” or split end
Donnie Avery, A.J. Jenkins, De’Anthony Thomas

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

Left tackle Eric Fisher, Ryan Harris

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

Left guard Mike McGlynn, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

Center Rodney Hudson, Eric Kush

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

Right guard Zach Fulton, Jeff Linkenbach

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

Right tackle Jeff Allen, Ryan Harris

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

Tight end Anthony Fasano, Travis Kelce, Demetrius Harris

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

Wide receiver
“Z” or flanker
Dwayne Bowe, Frankie Hammond Jr., Albert Wilson, Junior Hemingway

NOTE: Bowe returns as the starter with Hammond as his backup. The Chiefs will likely utilize Hammond in the slot during three-receiver sets.

Quarterback Alex Smith, Chase Daniel, Aaron Murray

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

Running back Jamaal Charles, Knile Davis, Cyrus Gray, Joe McKnight, De’Anthony Thomas

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

Fullback  Anthony Sherman

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

DEFENSE

Left defensive end Vance Walker, Kevin Vickerson

NOTE: Walker takes the top spot in place of Mike DeVito (Achilles).

Nose tackle Dontari Poe, Damion Square

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

Right defensive end Allen Bailey, Jaye Howard

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

Left outside linebacker Justin Houston, Dee Ford, Frank Zombo

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

Left inside linebacker Josh Mauga

NOTE: Subtle change here since Joe Mays (wrist) was originally listed on the Week 1 depth chart. The Chiefs eventually placed Mays on injured reserve with a designation for return. Mauga currently has nobody listed after him, but Frank Zombo is versatile to shift from outside to inside as needed.

Right inside linebacker James-Michael Johnson, Jerry Franklin

NOTE: James-Michael Johnson is the new starter with Derrick Johnson (Achilles) on injured reserve. The Chiefs elevated Franklin from the practice squad.

Right outside linebacker Tamba Hali, Josh Martin

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

Left cornerback Marcus Cooper, Ron Parker, Phillip Gaines

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

Right cornerback Sean Smith, Chris Owens

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

Strong safety Eric Berry, Kurt Coleman

NOTE: Coleman takes Daniel Sorensen’s spot as Berry’s primary backup after the Chiefs waived Sorensen.

Free safety Husain Abdullah, Kelcie McCray

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

SPECIALISTS

Punter Dustin Colquitt

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

Kicker Cairo Santos

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

Long snapper Thomas Gafford

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

Punt returner (2) De’Anthony Thomas, Frankie Hammond

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

Kick returner Knile Davis, Frankie Hammond Jr., Joe McKnight, Albert Wilson

NOTE: No changes from Week 1.

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