Another week of training camp has come and gone for the Kansas City Chiefs and there are still plenty of spots to be locked down at the bottom of the roster. With the first preseason game this weekend, things should start clearing up at a much quicker pace.
Here is my third attempt at the Chiefs final roster.
Is this “The Right 53”?
Running Back (4)
Wide Receiver (6)
Tight End (3)
Offensive Line (9)
Defensive Line (7)
Last Five In
First Five Out
Something tells me the Chiefs are going to roll the dice with Jeremy Horne as the 53rd player. That along with a lot of emerging young talent on defense forces the team to walk away from Quinten Lawrence. He was drafted to help in the return game, but with Javier Arenas, Dexter McCluster and Jamaal Charles are all better options making last year’s sixth-round pick expendable.
Early on I had counted Jake O’Connell out, but seemingly all he does is make an incredible catch every day. So while I still think the team is intrigued by Leroy Banks’ potential, O’Connell gets the nod thanks to his recent solid play. If he keeps holding onto the ball, he will make it hard for the undrafted free agent pass him for that final tight end spot.
With Brian Waters sitting out the first week of camp, Darryl Harris was holding down left guard until he suffered a leg injury. He hasn’t been seen on the practice field since, making it tough to make up for lost time especially with Waters back practicing with the first team.
Last time around I had the Chiefs going with one less player in the defensive backfield thanks to the versatility of Donald Washington and Maurice Leggett. However, there is still plenty of questions at safety after Berry meaning Langford gets a spot along with Daniels.
Following another week of practices and the first preseason game, expect to see even more changes to this list next Wednesday.