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The Kansas City Chiefs have had a busy week.
On Tuesday, the Chiefs informed approximately three dozen players of changes in their futures—namely that they would not be making the team's active roster. Just like that, men and their respective families were forced to consider what's next, hold out hope for a new lifeline, and begin to put together a Plan B in case the game of football presented only closed doors.
Beyond that frenzy of player movement, the Chiefs were also busy completing two trades, assessing the roster cuts of 31 other teams, and figuring out how to best balance the roster with present injuries and absences (e.g. Chris Jones) going forward.
This is a big week for the front office.
The next task in front of the Chiefs admin is the construction of the team's initial practice squad. Each franchise is given a taxi squad of 16 players, up to six slots which can be comprised by league veterans. That means that a lot of your favorite prospects from the preseason who didn't make the active roster are likely going to return to the practice squad. There will also likely be some new names.
And some farewell bidding, too, including one report that KC won't add defensive end Joshua Kaindoh, a 2021 fourth-round NFL Draft pick, to the practice squad.
For now, the Chiefs can sign any veteran they want to the practice squad to start filling those roles but they must wait until after lunchtime on Wednesday if they want to "reclaim" their own former players. That's because younger players are subject to the league's waiver claim process, which ends at 11:00 a.m. C.T. After that point, teams will know who was claimed and can begin to sign guys to the squad.
Kansas City Chiefs practice squad signings
- Ekow Boye-Doe, corner
- Deon Bush, safety
- Matt Bushman, tight end
- Cole Christiansen, linebacker
- Matt Dickerson, defensive tackle
- Chukwuebuka Godrick, offensive line*
- Truman Jones, defensive end
- Darian Kinnard, offensive line
- Chris Oladokun, quarterback
- La'Mical Perine, running back
- Cornell Powell, wide receiver
- Gerrit Prince, tight end
- Deneric Prince, running back
- Austin Reiter, center
- Danny Shelton, defensive tackle
- Reese Taylor, cornerback
- Montrell Washington, wide receiver
- Chris Williams, defensive tackle
*Godrick is part of the International Pathways Program, and teams that participate get a 17th practice squad spot for that player.