How Many Roster Spots Do The Kansas City Chiefs Really Have?


As young football teams grow and get deeper, roster spots become harder and harder to snag for young and undrafted players.

A lot of the players we saw stinking up the field at Arrowhead on Friday night were guys that aren’t going to be wearing red come September 11th when the Buffalo Bills come to town.

Still, some of those guys might sneak on to the roster. But who? How many spots are actually available?

I decided to do a breakdown of all the guys currently on the KC Chiefs roster. I’ve identified 45 roster spots I think are already pretty much locked up. Anything can happen but most of these 46 will probably make the team.

That leaves just seven roster spots up for grabs. By my count, about 31 players are fighting for those spots. I thought it would be a fun project if we all tried to pick the final roster by filling the last eight slots.

Check it out, after the jump.

These are guys, broken down by position, that I think are pretty much locks to make the team.

QB:

  1. Matt Cassel
  2. Ricky Stanzi
  3. Tyler Palko or generic veteran backup

RB:

  1. Jamaal Charles
  2. Thomas Jones
  3. Dexter McCluster

FB:

  1. Le’Ron McClain
  2. Shane Bannon

WR:

  1. Dwayne Bowe
  2. Steve Breaston
  3. Jonthan Baldwin
  4. Verran Tucker
  5. Jerheme Urban

OT:

  1. Branden Albert
  2. Jared Gaither
  3. Barry Richardson

G:

  1. Ryan Lilja
  2. Jon Asamoah

C:

  1. Casey Wiegmann
  2. Rodney Hudson

TE:

  1. Tony Moeaki
  2. Leonard Pope
  3. Jake O’Connel

Defense:

DE:

  1. Glenn Dorsey
  2. Tyson Jackson
  3. Wallace Gilberry
  4. Allen Bailey

NT:

  1. Kelly Gregg
  2. Jerrell Powe

OLB:

  1. Tamba Hali
  2. Andy Studebaker
  3. Justin Houston
  4. Cameron Sheffield
  5. Gabe Miller

MLB:

  1. Derrick Johnson
  2. Jovan Belcher
  3. Brandon Siler
  4. Demorrio Williams

CB:

  1. Brandon Flowers
  2. Brandon Carr
  3. Javier Arenas
  4. Jalil Brown

SS:

  1. Eric Berry

FS:

  1. Kendrick Lewis

K:

  1. Ryan Succop

P:

  1. Dustin Colquitt

 

If I am right in my projections, or reasonably close, then these are the guys fighting for the remaining spots:

Offense:

WR:  Jeremy Horne, Chandler Williams, Josue Paul

LT: David Mims, Butch Lewis

LG: Darryl Harris, Lucas Patterson

C: Darryl Harris

RG: Bobby Greenwood, Mike Ingersoll, Chris Harr

RT: Ryan O’Callaghan

TE: Cody Slate, Charlie Gantt

WR: Terrance Copper, Zeke Markshausen, Keary Colbert, Chris Manno

FB: Mike Cox, Tervaris Johnson

RB:  Jackie Battle

 

DEFENSE

LDE: Amon Gordon

NT: Anthony Toribio

RDE: Dion Gales, Brandon Bair

LOLB:

LILB: Justin Cole, Amara Kamara

RILB: Cory Greenwood, Micah Johnson

ROLB: Pierre Walters, Eric Bakhtiari, Gabe Miller

LCB: Travis Daniels, Quinten Lawrence, Demond Washington

RCB: Mario Russell

SS: Reshard Langford, Donald Washington

FS: Jon McGraw, Sabby PIscitelli, Ricky Price, Javes Lewis

Here is my guess right now, for the final seven spots:

1. David Mims

2. Darryl Harris

3. Quinten Lawrence

4. Anthony Toribio

5. Terrance Copper

6. Reshard Langford

7. Jon McGraw

Some notes:

-I could see Gabe Miller or Sheffield getting cut. They might only keep one.

-The need depth at safety desperately so I think Langford and McGraw sneak in.

-I could see Torinio getting cut and being kept on speed dial in case someone gets hurt.

 

That is my early projection. Who are your final seven? Would you switch out any of my locks?