Chiefs vs. Chargers: Derrick Johnson Is The Starter

The Chiefs and Chargers are meeting on Monday Night Football to open the 2010 regular season.

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Chiefs vs. Chargers: Depth Chart Suggests Ryan O'Callaghan Will Play

The Kansas City Chiefs depth chart the last two weeks has had starting right tackle Ryan O'Callaghan listed as injured. He's been out with some sort of foot injury and didn't participate in practice on Monday.

Even though he's been out, the latest depth chart has O'Callaghan as the first team right tackle. He's not listed as injured.

That doesn't necessarily mean for sure he will or will not play but it does suggest that he'll be ready for the season opener.

This would be huge for the Chiefs if O'Callaghan can play.

If he weren't ready to play, it would likely mean some roster shuffling because the Chiefs only have Barry Richardson as the extra offensive tackle. On the left side, it's Branden Albert. On the right side, it's O'Callaghan. Richardson is backing them both up

That's not a very large number of offensive tackles so if O'Callaghan wasn't ready you would think the Chiefs would have someone ready to roll as a backup.

They haven't done that yet. O'Callaghan is listed as healthy on the depth chart.

That appears to mean he's going to play...but don't expect Todd Haley to confirm that.

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Kansas City Chiefs Release Depth Chart For San Diego Chargers Game

The Kansas City Chiefs released their first depth chart of the 2010 regular season. This depth chart covers the San Diego Chargers season opener on Monday Night Football.

Here are the highlights:

  • Derrick Johnson and Jovan Belcher are on the first team
  • Casey Wiegmann is on the first team
  • Ryan O'Callaghan is no longer listed as injured

Here's the full depth chart:

OFFENSE

WR: Chris Chambers, Terrance Copper, Jeremy Horne

LT: Branden Albert, Barry Richardson

LG: Brian Waters, Jon Asamoah

C: Casey Wiegmann, Rudy Niswanger

RG: Ryan Lilja, Jon Asamoah

RT: Ryan O'Callaghan, Barry Richardson

TE: Leonard Pope, Tony Moeaki, Jake O'Connell

WR: Dwayne Bowe, Dexter McCluster

QB: Matt Cassel, Brodie Croyle

FB: Tim Castille, Mike Cox

RB: Thomas Jones, Jamaal Charles, Jackie Battle

DEFENSE

LDE: Tyson Jackson, Shaun Smith, Alex Magee

NT: Ron Edwards, Anthony Toribio

RDE: Glenn Dorsey, Wallace Gilberry

LOLB: Mike Vrabel, Andy Studebaker

LILB: Jovan Belcher, Corey Mays, Justin Cole

RILB: Derrick Johnson, Demorrio Williams, Cory Greenwood

ROLB: Tamba Hali, Cameron Sheffield

LCB: Brandon Flowers, Travis Daniels, Jackie Bates

RCB: Brandon Carr, Javier Arenas

SS: Eric Berry, Donald Washington, Reshard Langford

FS: Jon McGraw, Kendrick Lewis

SPECIAL TEAMS

P: Dustin Colquitt, Ryan Succop

K: Ryan Succop, Dustin Colquitt

KO: Ryan Succop, Dustin Colquitt

PC: Thomas Gafford, Andy Studebaker, Cory Greenwood

KC: Thomas Gafford, Andy Studebaker, Cory Greenwood

H: Dustin Colquitt, Brodie Croyle

PR: Javier Arenas, Dexter McCluster

KR: Javier Arenas, Dexter McCluster, Jeremy Horne

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Chiefs vs. Chargers: Derrick Johnson Is The Starter

It appears that LB Derrick Johnson will start for the Kansas City Chiefs against the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football this week.

Johnson and LB Demorrio Williams had been involved in a training camp battle this offseason. It's been among the most intense with both players stating their case to start on Monday night.

The Chiefs coaching staff reportedly told Johnson he would be starting against the Chargers. He was running with the first team at practice on Monday along with Jovan Belcher.

Belcher has been in the game whenever DJ is so we're assuming Belcher will be given the starting nod as well.

Meanwhile it was Casey Wiegmann lining up at the first team center. Considering this is now a game week, and you probably want your starters working together, it could be a good bet Wiegmann is starting as well.

If that's the case, then the only other position battle we're really waiting on is at fullback, where Tim Castille is currently listed on the first team and Mike Cox on the second team.

Starting right tackle Ryan O'Callaghan is currently injured and not practicing so if he can't go on Monday night it would be Barry Richardson taking his spot. After that, the Chiefs wouldn't have any other backup tackles.

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