Chiefs roster: Names we could see from the waiver wire

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Aug 7, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray (7) throws a pass during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 41 – 39. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Every year, there are some interesting names released from other rosters we may not have anticipated. I wanted to take just a few minutes to explore and ponder who may find themselves unemployed when all the dust settles.  I should make the disclaimer this column is not advocating for any players release or being retained, simply speculating to a few names that could possibly be let go. So, lets get started.

First name we’ll explore is quarterback Aaron Murray. Coming into the preseason, the hope was Murray could develop into the quarterback of the future, or at least, become a viable option. To this point, it hasn’t happened. Murray, only active for one game last season, is a candidate to be a member of the Chiefs practice squad should he clear waivers in this scenario.

Kansas City is going to face an interesting roster crunch at wide receiver as few if any the receivers can play special teams, so going with two quarterbacks and one on the practice squad could open a spot for a player who could contribute on special teams. Murray, coming into the league in the 2014 draft, was a prospect considered to have a limited ceiling but a high floor.

If Murray can’t be anything more then a third-stringer, he offers limited to no value to the Chiefs in a year they are really trying to win. Murray will more then likely, as he was last year, be inactive, so he would not be available on game day in the unlikely event both Alex Smith and Chase Daniel were knocked out by injury.

Next: Onto the secondary...