Chiefs may lose young talent during cuts

Aug 20, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (19) celebrates after a touchdown during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 20, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (19) celebrates after a touchdown during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports /
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I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: Having a loaded roster will eventually cost the Kansas City Chiefs. There’s a good chance that day has finally come at a couple position groups on the team. Most notably among them: running back, slot receiver and tight end (possibly even quarterback).

A few weeks ago when NFL Radio’s Movin’ the Chains descended upon the Chiefs’ annual training camp site in Saint Joseph, Pat Kirwan had this to say about Kansas City’s positional depth:

It’s true. There are some positions where the team is richer than the team’s 53-man roster can accommodate. To date, the front office has done an exceptional job of retaining budding, young talent. In 2016, I suspect they’ll lose a few players they wouldn’t part company with under different circumstances.

Let’s take a look at what players the Chiefs may move on from soon.

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