The Kansas City Chiefs line up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday night for their first preseason game of the year but we still don't know how many players will actually play for the Chiefs.
The league's transition rules moving back into the league year didn't allow free agents to practice with their teams until Aug. 4. That means a good chunk of players will be operating on less than one week of practice which makes us wonder how many of those vets will be seeing action.
Chiefs coach Todd Haley talked to reporters on Wednesday and said the coaching staff still hadn't made up their mind on who will be playing Friday night. Via KCChiefs.com:
"No, I haven't really ruled anybody out at this point; we haven't. We haven't had that meeting, the coaches, where we really just break it down and talk it through and try to make the best decision, so a bunch of those guys from that group have been pretty impressive here once they got their feet under them and look like they're ahead of other people. It's a fluid situation."
I think they have a pretty good idea of which players will and won't play. I also think they've communicated with at least some players (like Casey Wiegmann) on whether they'll be playing.
Sounds like we'll have to wait another day to find out who will be playing on Friday night.