Kansas City Chiefs 53-man roster predictions 2.0

The Kansas City Chiefs now have two preseason games down and the roster is becoming clear with only a few spots up for grabs.

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Linebacker (5)

53-Man Roster Locks:

Nick Bolton

Willie Gay Jr.

Drue Tranquill

Leo Chenal

Jack Cochrane

Practice Squad Candidates:

Cam Jones

Cole Christiansen

Missing the Cut:

Olakunie Fatukasi

I came into the offseason thinking that the battle for the final linebacker spot was wide open, but I believe Jack Cochrane has slammed the door shut on this one. Yes, Cole Christiansen has put up nice tackle numbers, but Cochrane has looked very good on defense in the preseason (he sees the ball well and flows through traffic to get there) as well as being a core special teams contributor last season.

The top four spots are the ones that will play most of the actual linebacker snaps and their spots have never been in doubt.

Finally, let's look at the defensive backs and the final two roster spots that are up for grabs.