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Chiefs explain when Tyler Bray separated himself in QB competition

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One of the big questions surrounding the Kansas City Chiefs this summer has been what in the heck they’re going to do with five quarterbacks. With a couple of cuts on roster cut down weekend, we have our answer. Alex Smith and Nick Foles are your one and two, as expected. Then the Chiefs kept Tyler Bray, whom they will carry on the 53-man roster. From there, the Chiefs cut Aaron Murray and rookie Kevin Hogan.

Chiefs GM John Dorsey spoke to the media on Sunday and shed some light on those backup quarterback decisions.

“He’s been in the system for three years,” Chiefs GM John Dorsey of Bray. “He has deep knowledge of it. I think he has the arm talent. I think the fourth preseason game, he kind of separated himself from the other guys, and I think it’s appropriate to keep three quarterbacks on the active 53.”

Ah, that fourth preseason game. Andy Reid talked about Bray making some good throws and then when it came to Aaron Murray he talked about his interceptions. Writing on the wall.

Interesting to note the Chiefs will cary three quarterbacks on the active roster. I imagine Bray will be inactive on game days as he was as a rookie.

“Well, what we did is once you have three quarterbacks on your 53 roster or if you only kept two – if you kept two then there’s a chance that you would put them on the practice squad – whoever that person would be. We thought the three quarterbacks on our final 53 were good enough to be on the 53 and move forward. Tyler has been here for three years. He knows the system. He does have arm talent, and I’m very comfortable in where he is and his development.”

Most thought Aaron Murray looked like the odd man out. The Chiefs also cut Kevin Hogan but he did not go to the Chiefs practice squad. Instead he went to Cleveland.

“Well, you know sometimes it doesn’t work out in the system that you have,” Dorsey said. “Right now, I think he’s off to another team, and I think he’s familiar with the offensive coordinator on that team. So, I wish him good luck.”

That offensive coordinator is Pep Hamilton, who was a former Stanford assistant coach where Hogan went to school.