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Chiefs cuts tracker 2017: Saturday’s news and rumors on roster cut weekend

We’re tracking the Chiefs cuts down below....

Note: It’s not a cut but the Chiefs are keeping Tamba Hali on the PUP list, which means he will miss at least the first six weeks of the season.

List of Chiefs cuts

OL Joseph Cheek: He was playing at guard. Could be a practice squad guy.

WR Gehrig Dieter: He had a nice rapport with Patrick Mahomes so I bet he’s coming back to the practice squad.

K Sam Ficken: Cairo Santos must be healthy.

CB Jacoby Glenn: He had been hurt for a while during camp.

OT Donald Hawkins: The Chiefs backup tackles had some trouble.

WR Seantavius Jones: This one hurts. I liked him. He could be back, too.

G Damien Mama: Another practice squad candidate. He was one of the first undrafted guys this year that Andy Reid highlighted.

OL Mike Person: A guy whose number they could keep for any injuries this season.

WR Tony Stevens: I didn’t know much about him.

RB CJ Spiller: Big surprise here. I’m not sure what to think. The Chiefs have just two backs on the roster now - Kareem Hunt and Charcandrick West. Here’s my speculation on what could happen (which you can laugh at when it’s wrong).

WR Robert Wheelwright: He was added right before training camp and probably didn’t have a great shot to make it.

S Leon McQuay: First draft pick down. He was a sixth rounder this year. He could come back to the practice squad. I would be surprised if the Chiefs were done with him.

S Steven Terrell: I didn’t predict him to make and many others didn’t either but he flashed a little.

CB Larry Scott: I didn’t know much about him.

DL Maurice Swain: Like the other d-linemen on this list, it’s tough to crack this rotation.

NT Cam Thomas: Roy Miller was signed a few weeks ago so does Miller now make it?

LB Justin March-Lilliard: The writing was on the wall. He won this job out of camp a year ago and now he’s cut. He was buried on the depth chart at inside linebacker.

TE Orson Charles: So it looks like the Chiefs are going with three tight ends: Travis Kelce, Demetrius Harris and Ross Travis.

G Andrew Tiller: Not a surprise but it wasn’t unheard of to predict him to make it. He was signed this offseason. The Chiefs have a few guards they like.

OL Josh James: The Chiefs backup offensive linemen weren’t great this preseason. We’ll see what James’s next step is.

WR Marcus Kemp: Noo! He was a preseason favorite by the Chiefs. I thought he had a shot with his receiving ability and special teams work. Practice squad lock, I think.

LB Marcus Rush: Preseason star last year for the 49ers and showed some talent for the Chiefs this year.

DL Ricky Ali’ifua: Tough to make this talented defensive line.

RB Devine Redding: Gotta be headed to the practice squad.

CB Trevon Hartfield: Don’t know a whole lot about him, to be honest.

QB Joel Stave: Not a surprise as he was the fourth quarterback all preseason. I suppose this means Tyler Bray is likely to make it, which we expected.

WR Tevin Jones: He scored a long touchdown in the Chiefs final preseason game.

LB Earl Okine: He’s a 6’6, 290 edge rusher. He could be a practice squad candidate. I would’ve loved to see a GIANT edge rush with him and Tanoh Kpassagnon.

CB De’Vante Bausby: Some thought he might make it. Practice squad candidate.

TE Gavin Escobar: Minor surprise here. We had him on our 53-man and so did the KC Star and ESPN. Good news for Ross Travis?

DL David King traded to Titans: Good for the Chiefs to get something out of a guy they were likely to cut. King is good but the Chiefs are stacked at d-line.

OT Jah Reid: He was cut after the Chiefs acquired Cameron Erving in a trade.

LB Josh Mauga: He was cut last week to make room for Reggie Ragland.

More moves

OT Isaiah Battle was traded to the Seahawks.

LB Tamba Hali and LB Dadi Nicolas are on the PUP list.

CB Ashton Lampkin and RB Spencer Ware were placed on IR.


The Kansas City Chiefs have kicked off roster cut weekend with a few roster moves over the past few days. First, earlier this week the Chiefs cut LB Josh Mauga. Then they cut OL Jah Reid after trading for OL Cameron Erving from the Browns. Finally, the Chiefs traded DL David King to the Titans on Friday night in exchange for a 2018 conditional seventh round pick.

Roster cut deadline is today

The Chiefs are trimming their roster from 90 players to 53 players. The deadline to do so is 3 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) this afternoon. That means there will be a LOT of news today so stay tuned.

Then it’s the waiver wire

After the Chiefs make all their cuts on Saturday, they will start looking through the NFL waiver wire to see if other teams cut any players that they might want. The Chiefs could be looking at receivers, running backs and possibly offensive tackles and any other good players that come at a value. The waiver wire claiming period ends on Sunday at 11 a.m. (Arrowhead Time). You can track cuts from other teams at SB Nation.

Then the practice squad

Following the waiver wire, the Chiefs will establish a 10-man practice squad at 12 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) on Sunday. You can find practice squad rules here.

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A few important links

NFL cuts tracker (from around the league)

Chiefs roster

Chiefs 2017 preview

Chiefs 53-man roster projection

Chiefs 2017 schedule

  1. at Patriots, 9/7, 7:30 pm, NBC
  2. Eagles, 9/17, 12pm, Fox
  3. at Chargers, 9/24, 3:25 pm CBS
  4. Redskins 10/2, 7:30 pm, ESPN
  5. at Texans, 10/8, 7:30 pm, NBC
  6. Steelers, 10/15, 3:25 pm, CBS
  7. at Raiders, 10/19, 7:25 pm, CBS/NFLN
  8. Broncos, 10/30, 7:30 pm, ESPN
  9. at Cowboys, 11/5, 3:25 pm, CBS
  10. Bye
  11. at Giants, 11/19, 12 pm, CBS
  12. Bills, 11/26, 12 pm, CBS
  13. at Jets, 12/3, 12 pm, CBS
  14. Raiders, 12/10, 12 pm, CBS
  15. Chargers, 12/16, 7:25 pm, NFLN
  16. Dolphins, 12/24, 12 pm, CBS
  17. at Broncos, 12/31, 3:25 pm, CBS

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