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Mailbag: Will Chiefs' safety depth lead to a trade?

Here is this week’s edition of the Kansas City Chiefs mailbag. To ask a question for a future edition, send it to me via Twitter (@adamtieicher) and tag it #ChiefsMail.

@adamteicher: The Chiefs have a lot of depth at safety and the return of Eric Berry certainly helps. The Chiefs planned as if Berry wouldn't play this season. They re-signed Ron Parker and signed Tyvon Branch. With Berry and Husain Abdullah, the Chiefs have four good players at those positions. After that, the Chiefs have Kelcie McCray and Daniel Sorensen, whom they like on special teams. So the Chiefs could deal one of their safeties if the right offer comes along.
@adamteicher: For the first time since the Denver Broncos acquired Peyton Manning, the Chiefs do have a reasonable chance to win the AFC West. The Broncos and Manning looked old and tired at the end of last season. Maybe the change in coaching staffs energizes the Broncos. We'll see. But it certainly wouldn't surprise me if the Chiefs won the division this year.
@adamteicher: Cornerback Phillip Gaines was lost last season as a rookie. I thought it might take him years to develop into a capable player, if he ever did. But he's come a long way in a short time. It looks like he will have a nice season for the Chiefs this year.
@adamteicher: Josh Martin is a backup outside linebacker and special-teams player for the Chiefs. His problem on defense is that he has a lot of talented players in front of him on the depth chart, including Justin Houston, Tamba Hali, Dee Ford, Dezman Moses and Frank Zombo. So there won't be much, if any, playing time for him this year on defense. But he's one of the Chiefs' best special-teams players, so I still think he makes the team.
@adamteicher: The Chiefs should be strong again on defense, particularly against the pass. They should be able to pressure the quarterback, and with so much depth in the secondary, they can present an opponent with a lot of different looks. I also think the Chiefs will be solid again on special teams. But until the Chiefs make big pass plays against a live opponent, I'll wonder about their passing game. Jeremy Maclin is a huge upgrade, but I'm not sure he'll have enough help among the outside receivers. I'm also not sure the pass protection will be better than it was last season.
@adamteicher: Adam Drake did have some impressive college stats at Eastern Illinois, catching 178 passes and scoring 25 touchdowns the last two years. He joined the Chiefs only recently, so I haven't seen much of him. He has no chance to make the roster but could be a practice-squad candidate if he shows well in preseason and what remains in training camp.