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Brandon Flowers (No. 24)
Brandon Flowers has been Kansas City’s primary cornerback since being drafted in 2008. This year, Flowers looks to be a key player again on defense and will get help from two new veteran cornerbacks.
Sean Smith (No. 27)
At 6’3”, Sean Smith is one of the tallest cornerbacks to ever play football. Smith has a height advantage and will be able to cover receivers well. This year, he will see some starts in Kansas City.
Dunta Robinson (No. 34)
During Dunta Robinson’s 10-year career in the NFL, he’s recorded 17 interceptions with the Texans and Falcons. He is another veteran coming in at cornerback to help stop high-powered offenses.
Jalil Brown (No. 30)
With Stanford Routt’s release and Arenas struggling, Jalil Brown saw two starts as a cornerback. But he shined on special teams and successfully helped field punts and limit returners.
Neiko Thorpe (No. 38)
As a rookie last season, Neiko Thorpe played a little bit of cornerback. He will see action again on special teams, but his defensive duty might shift to safety.
Buddy Jackson (No. 40)
Buddy Jackson will try to make the team as a cornerback or as a return man. But with players better than him in both spots, there may not be room for him on the team.
Vince Agnew (No. 23)
Vince Agnew played for the Cowboys very briefly in 2012, but was let go. He is looking for another chance in Kansas City.
Eric Berry (No. 29)
Eric Berry may have earned his Pro Bowl spot due to name recognition, but he still remains one of the better safeties and will be an important asset to the team as it bounces back from its two-win season.
Kendrick Lewis (No. 23)
Kendrick Lewis has had a roller coaster career since joining the Chiefs. With 2012 being a step back for everyone, including Lewis, he hopes to turn it around this year.
Sanders Commings (No. 26)
After an active senior season in 2012 with Georgia, fifth-round draft pick Sanders Commings has a chance to make the team and get face time on special teams and some defense. He'll likely play safety, but can play cornerback as well.
Husain Abdullah (No. 39)
Although Husain Abdullah took 2012 off, he could be a serviceable backup safety. Abdullah made some plays for the Vikings and could do well as a backup in Kansas City, giving the team depth.
Quintin Demps (No. 35)
Since 2008, Quintin Demps has played in the NFL and UFL. He is looking to avoid the UFL and play in the biggest football league. He will be competing against a lot of young safeties, who are also trying to make it in the NFL.
Tysyn Hartman (No. 31)
After playing at Kansas State, Tysyn Hartman came to Kansas City and saw a lot of time on defense and special teams.
Otha Foster (No. 42)
Otha Foster comes from a small school after spending his first two years of college at Pear River Community College. He came up with 96 tackles and 10 interceptions in 24 games with West Alabama. But can he make the team’s roster or just the practice squad?
Bradley McDougald (No. 48)
Bradley McDougald has some experience playing in the Big 12, but he had an up-and-down career at Kansas. Can he flourish under Reid?
Greg Castillo (No. 45)
Greg Castillo had a quiet career at Iowa and only started three games last year. He will need to be very active in training camp to make the team.
Malcolm Bronson (No. 41)
Malcolm Bronson signed late in May with the Chiefs, but ended 2012 with a season-ending knee injury in Week 3.