The Kansas City Chiefs lost a chunk of their offensive line and did not upgrade their receiving corps, and the Cincinnati Bengals lost both of their coordinators.
The Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals will play each other in their preseason debuts. The Chiefs have multiple devastating losses that they will look to fill on their roster, and the Bengals will look to fill a few holes of their own.
The Chiefs lost three of their starting offensive linemen in Branden Albert, Geoff Schwartz and Jon Asamoah. They did nothing in the draft or in free agency to fill these holes, and they did not bring in any new weapons for quarterback Alex Smith.
They brought in another pass rusher through the draft. Outside linebacker Dee Ford will be a key player to watch when he takes over for Tamba Hali or Justin Houston.
The Bengals just signed quarterback Andy Dalton to a long-term deal, so he will need to prove his worth. The quarterback will have to do so without offensive coordinator Jay Gruden though, and the defense took some hits with Mike Zimmer becoming the head coach of the Vikings and defensive end Michael Johnson departing for Tampa Bay.
The Bengals’ key rookies to watch will be cornerback Darqueze Dennard and running back Jeremy Hill, who is expected to become the No. 2 running back over BenJarvus Green-Ellis.