NFL Roster Cut Down Dates Coming; Chiefs Will Release Up To 15 Players

ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 18: Zeke Markshausen #5 of the Kansas City Chiefs catches a pass against Quinton Pointer #33 of the St. Louis Rams during a pre-season game at the Edward Jones Dome on August 18, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs on Friday night will host the Seattle Seahawks in their third preseason game.

By Monday, as many as 15 Chiefs players will be cut. The Chiefs on Monday will have to cut down from 90 players, the roster limit in training camp, to 75 players. This is the first of two NFL roster cut down dates with the second coming five days later, Friday, August 31.

That means that this is an enormous game for those players on the brink. We feel pretty good about this Chiefs roster. I think you can confidently predict 35 to 40 of the final 53 players on the team. That means there aren't a lot of roster spots up for grabs and the competition will be tight.

The initial roster cut down date also means that 465 players from other teams will be on the open market, available for the Chiefs to sign.

Where do the Chiefs need some more depth? Will any potential starters hit the market? Which Chiefs should be worried right now?

All questions we're going to be asking over the next few days. This is one of the most exciting weeks of non-game action.

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