The Kansas City Chiefs are a very deep and talented team.
This means that players being cut are either names that will contribute in the NFL or names that we’ve heard of before that we are surprised the team let go.
For that reason, as we enter the games portion of the preseason, I’ve compiled a list of players I believe, for various reasons, could be in danger of not making the final 53 man roster. Not saying they won’t make the roster or shouldn’t, but sometimes, things happen.
Knile Davis, RB. Honestly, can’t see how he makes the roster with the depth at running back and talent at returner. I get that special teams is important, but since Dave Toub has arrived, it appears to be more about scheme.
Josh Mauga, ILB. There is quality depth at the position, including a trio of second-year linebackers in Ramik Wilson, D.J. Alexander and Justin March. The Chiefs may view this as an opportunity to get younger and cheaper. This team has real salary cap concerns the next two seasons, so money will have an impact on who they keep. He is a player that could find himself traded at the deadline.
Anthony Sherman, FB. Spencer Ware has experience playing fullback, and this is a position that has become one of true luxury in the NFL. Much like Mauga, he also makes a fare amount of money, especially for a fullback. I anticipate the Chiefs preference of more tight ends, so the decision may very well come down to keeping three or four tight ends.
De’Anthony Thomas, KR/WR/RB. That I wasn’t sure what position to list him at, combined with the acquisitions of Tyreek Hill and Rod Streater, as well as the emergence of Charcandrick West make Thomas a bit of an odd man out. Combine that with the fact that something was going on at the end of the season between Thomas and the organization, so won’t be surprised to see Thomas on the waiver wire when all is said and done.
Next: More potential cuts