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Odds appear to be stacked against Weston Dressler making Kansas City Chiefs roster

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Ask the Chiefs and they'll tell you not to read too much into the first unofficial depth chart before any preseason games have been played.

But I'm gonna go ahead and read into it a little bit.

I was thinking earlier this week that it's hard to get the numbers at receiver to work in Weston Dressler's favor. After seeing the Chiefs first depth chart, Dressler has a mountain to climb for one of the 53 roster spots. It would be a surprise if he made the roster.

He is about the 10th receiver on the roster based on the depth chart. The Chiefs are probably going to keep six or seven receivers. The numbers don't add up at receiver barring a large turnaround or injuries (which do happen).

Special teams is also a factor with Dressler. He returns punts and has generally been reliable catching the ball. But he's currently the third punt returner behind De'Anthony Thomas and Frankie Hammond. DAT is definitely making the team. Based on the depth chart and reps in camp, Hammond is ahead of Dressler.

I'm not writing him off just yet. As I said in the warning above, it's early. The preseason games are the best way to evaluate someone and the Chiefs haven't played any of their four preseason games yet. So things could certainly change. But based on this first one, it's hard to find Dressler's spot on the roster.

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