The Kansas City Chiefs will be trimming their roster down to 53 players by Saturday afternoon and with one of the deepest rosters in years there will be plenty of difficult decisions.
Chiefs center Mitch Morse, who along with the other starters did not play on Thursday night, said he’s glad that GM John Dorsey is deciding the roster cuts and not him.
“It is going to be a tough decision,” Morse said via quotes from the Chiefs. “I’m glad it’s not my decision. I have a feeling that even if some of these guys are let go, they are going to get picked up, by just the way they play.”
True. There will be some Chiefs picked up by other teams. Last year the Bucs had the top spot on the waiver wire and claimed LB James-Michael Johnson and C Eric Kush off waivers. The Chiefs also traded Kelcie McCray to the Seahawks. The Chiefs expect more of their cuts to be claimed this year.
“This is the league,” Derrick Johnson said. “If it’s not with us, they’ll go and join another team and we’ll be happy for them -- whether it’s with us or with another team. That’s the nature of the business; you can only have 53 guys on a roster.”
Tick tock ... the Chiefs have about 30-some odd hours to make their moves by Saturday’s 3 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) deadline.