Coffee with the Chiefs – Kansas City sets roster


Good morning, Addicts! Hopefully you enjoyed your Saturday’s and were able to get in some quality time with friends and family, while taking in the moves the Kansas City Chiefs made. I still can’t believe the Chiefs were able to land a fifth-round pick for Kelcie McCray. Frankly, I would have been happy with a sixth or seventh-round selection. Regardless, it was also good to see Dontari Poe avoid the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Alright, here is the news you need to know:

Fred Williams among 19 players cut by Kansas CityAdam Teicher of ESPN

"Wide receiver Fred Williams was impressive in training camp and led the Chiefs in the preseason in catches (15), receiving yards (167) and touchdowns (3). That wasn’t enough to earn Williams a roster spot. He was released as the Chiefs opted instead for another young receiver, Frankie Hammond Jr. The Chiefs prefer Hammond’s ability on special teams, including as a return specialist."

Analyzing the 53-man rosterTerez Paylor of the Kansas City Star

"The Chiefs also released seventh-round rookie Da’Ron Brown, though he seems like an ideal practice-squad candidate. The top five receivers — Avant, Conley, Maclin, Thomas and Wilson — are pretty solid. Maclin can do it all, Avant can run short routes, Thomas is the jack-of-all-trades and Conley and Wilson are young downfield threats with potential. Another solid group."

Kansas City makes trade while trimming roster to 53Associated Press

"With a glut of talent in the defensive backfield, the Chiefs traded Kelcie McCray to the Seattle Seahawks for an undisclosed draft pick Saturday as they trimmed to the 53-man limit."

Chiefs get to 53-man roster after cutting Mike Catapano, moreTerez Paylor of the Kansas City Star

"Catapano returned to the field this preseason and saw plenty of action, logging 121 snaps — tied for the fifth-most on the team. His Pro Football Focus grade of 5.1 was the second-highest on the defense, as well, and he even saw some time with the starters in passing situations. But it apparently wasn’t enough to save his job."