McGraw leads Chiefs' young secondary

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- Jon McGraw is back for his fifth season with the Kansas City Chiefs and 10th in the NFL. That qualifies him as the elder statesman of the club's secondary.

The defensive backfield may be one of the younger position groups at Arrowhead Stadium, but it's also among the most talented. Lining up beside the 32-year-old McGraw is second-year safety Eric Berry at 22 years old. They're joined by 25-year-olds Brandon Carr and Brandon Flowers as legitimate shutdown cornerbacks.

That quartet is a big reason the Chiefs went from a 4-12 club two years ago to a 10-6 playoff team last season.