Tomorrow features the return of the Chiefs to Arrowhead Stadium and the beginning of the real roster competitions. John Dorsey is on record as saying he heavily values preseason games in his evaluations of players which means there is a lot of work left for players on the backend of the roster to make this team. So by no means should this roster prediction be viewed as the Bible, but as a snapshot of where the Chiefs roster battles may be at present.
Without further ado, here’s my prediction for the Chiefs 53-man roster heading into the first preseason game.
Cut: Tyler Bray
Bray’s spot on the team is going to be completely dependent on what he shows in these preseason games, so not too much should be read into this prediction for him.
The knock on Bray has always been his ability to make smart decisions on the field, he has first round physical tools and a ‘do not draft’ brain when it comes to football. With a year in the system and some time in training camp to refine things a little bit more, Bray has to show in the next four weeks that he has made the necessary progress in the classroom and is translating it to the field to justify being on the roster.
Someone is going to be cut or traded from this group. Kansas City simply isn’t deep enough – specifically in the secondary and offensive line – to justify carrying four quarterbacks. A move must/should be made at the end of the preseason to reduce the Chiefs quarterback depth chart to three.