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Chiefs Roster Cuts: Predicting The Right 53

The Kansas City Chiefs will be making their roster cuts any time now (hopefully not before I finish this post) so I thought it would be fun to enter a prediction on who will make the team and who will end up on the practice squad.

Here we go:


WR Steve Breaston, Dexter McCluster, Josh Bellamy, Devon Wylie

LT Branden Albert, Donald Stephenson

LG Ryan Lilja, Jeff Allen, Rich Ranglin

C Rodney Hudson, Lucas Patterson, Rob Bruggeman

RG Jon Asamoah, Darryl Harris

RT Eric Winston, David Mims

TE Kevin Boss, Tony Moeaki, Steve Maneri, Jake O’Connell

WR Jon Baldwin, Terrance Copper, Dwayne Bowe, Jamar Newsome, Junior Hemingway

QB Matt Cassel, Brady Quinn, Ricky Stanzi, Alex Tanney

FB Patrick DiMarco

RB Jamaal Charles, Peyton Hillis, Shaun Draughn, Cyrus Gray, Nate Eachus


RDE Glenn Dorsey, Amon Gordon, Brandon Bair

NT Anthony Toribio, Dontari Poe, Jerrell Powe

LDE Tyson Jackson, Ropati Pitoitua, Allen Bailey, Jerome Long

ROLB Tamba Hali, Cameron Sheffield, Edgar Jones

RILB Derrick Johnson, Cory Greenwood, Leon Williams

LILB Jovan Belcher, Brandon Siler

LOLB Justin Houston, Andy Studebaker, Gabe Miller

RCB Stanford Routt, Javier Arenas, De’Quan Menzie, Neiko Thorpe, Mikail Baker

LCB Brandon Flowers, Jalil Brown, Jacques Reeves, Chandler Fenner

FS Kendrick Lewis, Travis Daniels, Donald Washington, Tysyn Hartman

SS Eric Berry, Abram Elam, Terrance Parks


P Dustin Colquitt

K Ryan Succop

KO Ryan Succop

PC Thomas Gafford, Cory Greenwood, Andy Studebaker

KC Thomas Gafford, Cory Greenwood, Andy Studebaker

H Dustin Colquitt, Brady Quinn, Ricky Stanzi

PR Javier Arenas, Dexter McCluster, Devon Wylie

KR Javier Arenas, Dexter McCluster, Devon Wylie


This was HARD. I really wanted to try to get Eachus on the roster but I couldn’t find a way to work it. It came down to cutting Eachus, Maneri or Bellamy. I was hesitant to cut Bellamy, especially since the last depth chart had him in front of Wylie. I figure there is no way they cut Wylie so Bellamy should survive. Manaeri showed great promise at TE so I think the Chiefs will carry three at that position. That left the deep RB group. With Charles and Hillis, there just won’t be carries for a guy like Eachus as much as I bet they like him. They used a pick on Gray and Draughn has looked very good. Just a tough call.

If it wasn’t for the injuries in the secondary, I could have seen them cutting Jacques Reeves. Then again, he looked better than Jalil Brown at times.

I think the Chiefs will try to stash Eachus on the practice squad.

Practice Squad:

RB Nate Eachus

WR Jamar Newsome

WR Junior Hemingway

LB Gabe Miller

DE Jerome Long

OT David Mims

G Darryl Harris*

DE Brandon Bair

 *I changed this from Tanney to Harris after posting.

There is my best guess. What are your predictions? Get them in quick.

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