NFL Roster Cuts: Chiefs Bottom Of The Roster Position Battles (Offensive Edition)

We're trying to figure out the bottom of the Kansas City Chiefs roster as the big roster cut down day looms on Saturday.

We've been looking at the big position battles -- inside linebacker, center and safety starters -- but here's a look at a few of the interesting bottom-of-the-roster battles on the offensive side of the ball.

  • Third running back: I can see Jackie Battle making it over Javarris Williams, who could be a practice squad candidate along with recently released Kestahn Moore. The third running back will have to play special teams and Battle is the best among the bunch so this is the most likely scenario. Add in his performance the last two preseason games and I think he's got the best shot to be the third guy.
  • Third tight end: If the Chiefs keep just three tight ends, who will the third be? It's coming down to Jake O'Connell and Leroy Banks. Considering O'Connell has shown flashes of ability in recent weeks, and he's a 2009 draft pick, I'd say he has the edge here.
  • Swing/backup right tackle: The Chiefs have their starting tackles -- Branden Albert and Ryan O'Callaghan. But with the latter currently injured they may have to keep an extra right tackle on board. Barry Richardson will likely make it since he's the top swing tackle at this point with the ability to backup both sides. Colin Brown, Ikechuku Ndukwe and Bobby Greenwood also have seen at right tackle. Brown is a draft pick and the Chiefs traded for Ndukwe so that will probably be a tight battle.

My choices would be Battle for the third running back spot, O'Connell as the third tight end and Ndukwe in addition to Richardson as the swing/backup right tackle.

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