With the movement of the clock’s little hand, an important NFL deadline came and went at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday. It was the official moment when teams sadly had to tell 27 players that their NFL careers were coming to an end, at least in their present environment.
For the K.C. Chiefs, it was a day that rookies and veterans alike were forced to figure out their next steps after giving everything they could to making the active roster. It’s hard to make a final roster of only 53 total players and harder still to do so in Kansas City these days, given how loaded the roster is.
The Chiefs had several tough decisions to make on Tuesday at several key positions. There were some minor surprises but, for the most part, the Chiefs did what most of us thought they would do based on preseason play. Cornell Powell was the first draft pick by general manager Brett Veach to not make the active roster in his rookie season. Chris Lammons thought he was waived and then the Chiefs took back the news. Tim Ward was cut despite showing up strong in the preseason.
Given the responses of some in Chiefs Kingdom on social media, we thought it was important to note a few things about roster cuts in general and this year’s decisions by the Chiefs.