Undrafted free agents: S Husain Abdullah, LB Tyrell Adams, QB Tyler Bray, QB Chase Daniel, DE Mike DeVito, WR Frankie Hammond Jr., TE Demetrius Harris, OL Michael Liedtke, LB Justin March, LB Josh Mauga, LB Dezman Moses, C Daniel Munyer, TE Brian Parker, S Ron Parker, OL Jarrod Pughsley, RB Darrin Reaves, K Cairo Santos, S Daniel Sorensen, TE Ross Travis, RB Charcandrick West, WR Fred Williams, WR Albert Wilson, LS James Winchester, LB Frank Zombo.
Starts: Ron Parker (12), Mauga (10), Harris (9), Wilson (8), West (6), DeVito (5), Abdullah (4).
Highlights: The Chiefs are getting significant contributions from several players who weren’t drafted before they entered the NFL. West replaced the injured Jamaal Charles as the Chiefs’ featured back early in the season and leads the Chiefs in rushing. West played a big part in the October win over the Steelers that started the Chiefs on their current six-game winning streak. He rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown that day. Parker, who was released a total of eight times by three different teams before he made it to Kansas City, is a key defender for the Chiefs. He starts at safety, but his versatility and coverage ability allow him to shift to nickel coverage when the opponent utilizes one or more extra wide receiver. Mauga had an interception and 66-yard return in the fourth quarter of last week’s win over Oakland that fueled the Chiefs’ comeback. Santos had a rough game against the Raiders by missing one PAT attempt and never getting to try another because of a shaky hold. But he has 26 field goals, tying him for the NFL lead. The Chiefs have four of their own undrafted free agents from 2014 on their active roster: West, Santos, Wilson and Sorensen.