Final Kansas City Chiefs 53-Man Roster Prediction

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Aug 23, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray (9) hands off to running back Cyrus Gray (32) during the second half against the Minnesota Vikings at Arrowhead Stadium. The Vikings won 30-12. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs and the rest of the NFL have to be down to 53-men on their roster by 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. At that stage all of the cut players will go through waivers, and some of those who go unclaimed will be eligible for the practice squad.

Because of John Dorsey’s history of scouring the waiver wire and reshaping the back end of the roster even after the 53-man roster is set, it is difficult to know who will and will not be on the Chiefs practice squad, so we’ll avoid projecting that. Predicting the 53-man is hard enough. But we’re going to take our final shot at it before tomorrow night’s deadline.

QUARTERBACKS

Alex Smith

Chase Daniel

Aaron Murray

Injured Reserve: Tyler Bray

The Chiefs have the opportunity to keep Bray for an extra year by putting him on the injured reserve list assuming his injuries are severe enough to warrant such an action. This may be the best course of action for both the Chiefs and for Bray.

Bray had his ups and downs during the preseason but he showed some growth as a pocket passer. His arm is insane but some of the decisions he makes and some issues with accuracy can make him infuriating at times. Two picks in the preseason followed by two touchdowns and a pretty deep ball to A.J. Jenkins show the highs and lows of Bray.

The opportunity to keep the veteran Daniel as the backup plus hold onto Murray and Bray is something the Chiefs likely won’t pass up on. They’ll figure out the salary cap issues with Daniel after they have an idea of what Smith and Houston are going to cost them next season and work from there.

This all worked out in the end.

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