Chiefs Roster Cuts: 35 Locks

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 24: A detail of a scuffed Kansas City Chiefs helmet during the NFL preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Arrowhead Stadium on August 24, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs have already made their first round of 2012 NFL roster cuts so they've taken a little bit of the drama away from cut down day. This just gives us an extra day to analyze the current roster and make predictions on what will happen on Friday, the next cut down day.

I went through the Chiefs entire roster and count 35 roster spots that I feel are locks. I could add probably another half dozen or so that I feel very good about making the roster but there's at least some doubt in my mind.

Ryan Lilja is a good example. I'm fairly certain he's going to make it through this round of cuts but with a competent backup behind him and a relatively high salary I can't say I'm 100 percent certain he's safe.

Here's my take on the Chiefs roster as it stands right now:
(Bold - Safe)

WR Steve Breaston, Dexter McCluster, Josh Bellamy, Devon Wylie

LT Branden Albert, Donald Stephenson

LG Ryan Lilja, Jeff Allen, Rich Ranglin

C Rodney Hudson, Lucas Patterson, Rob Bruggeman

RG Jon Asamoah, Darryl Harris

RT Eric Winston, David Mims

TE Kevin Boss, Tony Moeaki, Steve Maneri, Jake O'Connell

WR Jon Baldwin, Terrance Copper, Jamar Newsome, Junior Hemingway, Dwayne Bowe

QB Matt Cassel, Brady Quinn, Ricky Stanzi

FB Patrick DiMarco

RB Jamaal Charles, Peyton Hillis, Shaun Draughn, Cyrus Gray, Nate Eachus

DEFENSE

RDE Glenn Dorsey, Amon Gordon, Brandon Bair

NT Anthony Toribio, Dontari Poe, Jerrell Powe

LDE Tyson Jackson, Ropati Pitoitua, Allen Bailey, Jerome Long

ROLB Tamba Hali, Cameron Sheffield, Edgar Jones

RILB Derrick Johnson, Cory Greenwood, Leon Williams

LILB Jovan Belcher, Brandon Siler

LOLB Justin Houston, Andy Studebaker, Gabe Miller

RCB Stanford Routt, Javier Arenas, De'Quan Menzie, Neiko Thorpe, Mikail Baker

LCB Brandon Flowers, Jalil Brown, Jacques Reeves, Chandler Fenner

FS Kendrick Lewis, Travis Daniels, Donald Washington, Tysyn Hartman

SS Eric Berry, Abram Elam, Terrance Parks

SPECIALISTS

P Dustin Colquitt

K Ryan Succop

LS: Thomas Gafford

How many locks do you count?

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