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NFL waiver wire order 2016: Chiefs won’t have much of a chance

The NFL waiver wire is something that is of interest to fans after NFL roster cut downs come in. The Kansas City Chiefs are 28th on the waiver wire order which means there are 27 teams ahead of them when trying to claim players. So, yeah, not quite like the year they had the top waiver priority. Don’t expect much from the waiver wire this year.

What is the waiver wire? Here’s a good primer. Players with fewer than four years of NFL service are subject to the waiver wire. Veterans (four or more years) become unrestricted free agents. For example, the Chiefs just made 22 cuts. Most of them will go through the waiver wire where each team will have a shot to put a claim in on them. Most players will make it through unclaimed and become free agents. Last year, the Chiefs had a couple of players claimed (Eric Kush, James-Michael Johnson). This year they’ve already traded two players so I could see more than two getting claimed this year.

The Chiefs too can claim other team’s cuts. They should keep an eye out for a swing tackle and a defensive back. And of course an edge rusher but I don’t think we’ll see any good ones.

Here is the waiver priority order. It’s the draft order.

1. Tennessee Titans

2. Cleveland Browns

3. San Diego Chargers

4. Dallas Cowboys

5. Jacksonville Jaguars

6. Baltimore Ravens

7. San Francisco 49ers

8. Miami Dolphins

9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

10. New York Giants

11. Chicago Bears

12. New Orleans Saints

13. Philadelphia Eagles

14. Oakland Raiders

15. Los Angeles Rams

16. Detroit Lions

17. Atlanta Falcons

18. Indianapolis Colts

19. Buffalo Bills

20. New York Jets

21. Washington

22. Houston Texans

23. Minnesota Vikings

24. Cincinnati Bengals

25. Seattle Seahawks

26. Green Bay Packers

27. Pittsburgh Steelers

28. Kansas City Chiefs

29. New England Patriots

30. Arizona Cardinals

31. Carolina Panthers

32. Denver Broncos

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