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.
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.