For the Chiefs, the running back position is starting to get crowded. And when you have one of the best running backs in the NFL, Jamaal Charles, that could cause a problem.
Now that the team signed Le'Ron McClain in the offseason, they will get to utilize his skills as a blocker. But don't be surprised if McClain steals some goal line and short yardage carries from both Charles and Thomas Jones, however sparingly.
And while the backs shouldn't worry too much about McClain being much more than a blocker, Jackie Battle has been carrying much of the load during the preseason.
Using Battle as often as the Chiefs have is simply in order to not put the other guys at risk for injury.
But Battle could be used to give Charles and Jones a rest as he is proven he can be a workhorse. Also, look for the speedy Dexter McCluster to get showcased versus the Packers. McCluster can bring excitement to the dullest of games.
Both Battle and McCluster will get some regular season carries as well, but McCluster, who only had 18 last season, will definitely get more, as he continues to be a match-up nightmare in both the running back and receiver roles.