For the second time in as many days, the Kansas City Chiefs find themselves with an unexpected opening on the roster. On Monday it was the decision by veteran tackle Tony Ugoh to retire and today it’s rookie FB Taylor Gentry being removed from the roster after not being able to pass a physical.
Gentry was an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina State that would be facing long odds even if he was able to get on the field for practice. The Chiefs aren’t a lock to carry a fullback on the final roster and if they do it would figure Shane Bannon — a 2011 Chiefs draft choice — would have the upper hand.
With the move, the Chiefs roster now sits at 88 meaning there are two spots GM Scott Pioli will be looking to fill. One of those is likely to come at tackle, but the other is a wild card. The lack of a need at fullback, there’s no reason to think that is where the team will go.