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NFL Roster Cuts: Kansas City Chiefs Keeping An Eye On Everyone

The big NFL roster cut down day is coming on Saturday when teams must go from 75 to 53 players. That's 22 players, per team (maximum), that will be on the market Saturday afternoon.

If you're wondering if the Kansas City Chiefs are keeping an eye on all the players that are cut then you probably haven't paid attention to the Chiefs in the last year.

Of course they're going to be looking at everyone. If history repeats itself, we could see some significant movement from the Chiefs.

Last year on Sept. 6, the day after the big cut down, the Chiefs released starting right tackle Barry Richardson. In his place, they picked up off of waivers Ryan O'Callaghan.

Today both players are on the roster but over the last year O'Callaghan was the starting right tackle.

The Chiefs roster is in a little bit better shape this year than last so I'm not sure that they'll find another starter on waivers but it does show you that a lot can change this weekend.

Pick out a few of the perceived weak spots on the team and you can bet the Chiefs will be looking at the waiver wire for those positions.

There will also be big-named, high-priced veterans released this weekend. Vested veterans (four years of experience) have their base salary fully guaranteed if they're on the roster week one of the regular season. That means there will be plenty of players that are released before week one and will continue to be on the market after the first game.

In short: There's going to be the potential for a lot of movement over the next couple weeks.