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NFL Roster Cuts: Kansas City Chiefs Roster Bubble And Locks

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So I've started to trim down the Kansas City Chiefs roster for Saturday's cut down day. The Chiefs must go from 75 to 53 players meaning 22 players will be released by Saturday afternoon.

I went through the entire Chiefs roster and picked out the guys that I thought were locks to make the roster. It would take a Bernard Pollard-sized surprise for one of the locks to be released. As Pollard has shown us, what we think is a lock and what GM Scott Pioli thinks is a lock are two different things.

I also went through and put all the players into one group that were not locks -- bubble players. Some players -- like Maurice Leggett and Shaun Smith -- are probably going to make the roster. But can you say that for sure? I'm not sure that you can. Another example -- both Rudy Niswanger and Casey Wiegmann are listed under the bubble players. No, they're not going to cut them both but can't you envision a scenario where they keep one over the other? I'm not sure who's in the lead at this point.

The Chiefs currently have 75 players. I've got this split up with 40 bubble players and 35 locks. That means in my scenario there are 40 players playing for 18 roster spots (plus the practice squad).

I'm sure you won't all agree with me so give us your take in the comments.

BUBBLE PLAYERS

  • C Rudy Niswanger
  • C Casey Wiegmann
  • CB Jackie Bates
  • CB Travis Daniels
  • CB Mike Richardson
  • CB/S Maurice Leggett
  • CB/S Donald Washington
  • DE Alex Magee
  • DE/DT Dion Gales
  • NT Garrett Brown
  • NT Derek Lokey
  • DE/NT Shaun Smith
  • FB Mike Cox
  • G/T Colin Brown
  • G Darryl Harris
  • G Dan Santucci
  • G/T Ikechuku Ndukwe
  • LB Justin Cole
  • LB Cory Greenwood
  • LB David Herron
  • LB John Russell
  • LB Pierre Walters
  • LS Thomas Gafford
  • C Lemuel Jeanpierre
  • QB Tyler Palko
  • RB Jackie Battle
  • RB Tim Castille
  • RB Javarris Williams
  • S Reshard Langford
  • S DaJuan Morgan
  • S Ricky Price
  • OT Bobby Greenwood
  • TE Leroy Banks
  • TE Jake O'Connell
  • WR Rich Gunnell
  • WR Jeremy Horne
  • WR Quinten Lawrence
  • WR Verran Tucker
  • WR Jerheme Urban
  • WR Terrance Copper

LOCKS

  • CB Brandon Carr
  • CB Brandon Flowers
  • CB Javier Arenas
  • S Eric Berry
  • S Kendrick Lewis
  • DE Glenn Dorsey
  • DE Wallace Gilberry
  • DE Tyson Jackson
  • NT Ron Edwards
  • G Ryan Lilja
  • G Brian Waters
  • K Ryan Succop
  • LB Jovan Belcher
  • LB Tamba Hali
  • LB Derrick Johnson
  • LB Corey Mays
  • LB Cameron Sheffield
  • LB Andy Studebaker
  • LB Mike Vrabel
  • LB Demorrio Williams
  • G Jon Asamoah
  • P Dustin Colquitt
  • QB Matt Cassel
  • QB Brodie Croyle
  • RB Jamaal Charles
  • RB Thomas Jones
  • S Jon McGraw
  • OT Branden Albert
  • OT Ryan O'Callaghan
  • OT Barry Richardson
  • TE Tony Moeaki
  • TE Leonard Pope
  • WR Dwayne Bowe
  • WR Chris Chambers
  • WR Dexter McCluster