The Kansas City Chiefs have less than 30 hours until the roster must stand at 53 men. Who could be a surprise cut?
Every year, there are surprise cuts around the league. In Kansas City , we have had a few in recent years ranging from safety Bernard Pollard to cornerback Brandon Flowers (not a roster casualty, but the point remains). This September, we could have some of that again.
Here are some names to watch as the cuts start becoming public…
Sherman has been a valuable member of the Chiefs in both offensive and special teams situations. Sherman still has another year on his contract and would save Kansas City $1 million this year before $1.8 million in 2017.
With so many running backs worthy of having a roster spot, perhaps general manager John Dorsey goes heavy at that spot. Sherman could be replaced on his handful of offensive snaps by Spencer Ware, who last year was listed as a fullback.
Wilson has been nothing short of brutal in the preseason, and with the emergence of Chris Conley, he could be expendable. If the Chiefs want to keep both De’Anthony Thomas and Rod Streater, Wilson has a real chance of being on the outside looking in.
Considering his development over the first two years of his career, it would be fairly stunning to be cut. That said, the depth at receiver is better than it has been in recent years.
Williams wouldn’t qualify as a stunner simply because he’s already a reserve. Still, he is widely considered to be entrenched on the defensive line rotation. The Chiefs could decide to keep both Rakeem Nunez-Roches and David King, who have looked nice in preseason play. King has been especially impressive, maybe playing his way onto the 53-man roster.