The Kansas City Chiefs have reached the 53-player roster limit prior to today’s 3:00 PM Central Time deadline by trimming over 20 players from the roster. Roster cut down day is always a sad day in the NFL as hundreds of young men across the league have their dream of playing pro football either ended or delayed.
There were several surprising cuts as well as multiple players who made the roster, despite the perceived odds against them. There are also moves expected to be made in the coming days, including a couple of players potentially being placed on injured reserve and being replaced by players who were cut by Kansas City today.
The Chiefs also had many tough decisions to make, ranging from whether to carry a third quarterback to whether or not they will carry a fifth defensive end or tackle. The Chiefs answered many of the questions raised before today but also raised a few more with their moves, including an unexpected shortage at a key position.
Let’s take a look at the 53 players currently on the active roster, potential transactions that could shortly follow, and a raw reaction to one of the most important days in an NFL season.