Interesting stuff from Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey who joined ESPN 730 this afternoon. Former Panthers GM Marty Hurney is one of the hosts of the show and he asked Dorsey how many roster spots are truly up for grabs at this time of year.
And the Chiefs GM gave a number.
"First and foremost, you want to see execution in the first half," Dorsey said on the radio show. "You want to see certain positional battles that you have. Then in the second half the young guys begin to get a chance to separate themselves from their peers.
"I would say usually it comes down to 3-4 positions. That's kind of the thing. All of a sudden I can create a separation on special teams or I can make some big plays during the game. There has been continuous evaluation starting at OTAs and going all the way up to the final 53."
Of course, Dorsey doesn't tell us which positions those are this year. And he said "usually" so I suppose he's not necessarily talking about the Chiefs this year. I would guess we're talking about an offensive line battle at right guard. Probably the final receiver spot (if they keep just six). There could be some tough decisions at inside and outside linebacker as well where the Chiefs have a number of players they like on the inside.
Which position battles are you looking forward to tonight?