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Will the Chiefs make a move before Tuesday afternoon’s trade deadline?

The Chiefs have until 3 p.m. Arrowhead Time to make a move to shore up their roster — but will they?

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The NFL trade deadline is at 3 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) on Tuesday. After that time, NFL teams will no longer be able to make trades through the remainder of the 2019 season (and postseason).

Also: beginning on Wednesday, every player released by a team will be available to other teams through the waiver wire. Through Tuesday, vested veterans (that is, those with at least four previous pension-credited seasons) immediately become free agents once a team releases them. But starting on Wednesday, they become free agents only after clearing waivers. This will also last through the rest of the season and postseason.

Will the Kansas City Chiefs make a move before the deadline passes on Tuesday afternoon?

As of this writing on Tuesday morning, there is no credible reporting that there is anything in the works. But that isn’t to say that there isn’t plenty of speculation about what the Chiefs could (or might) do; as the deadline approaches, every national NFL writer feels obligated to make guesses about where each player rumored to be on the trade block might end up — and sometimes, the Chiefs have been mentioned in that kind of speculation.

For example... last week, Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer reported that the New York Jets were “listening to offers” for defensive lineman Leonard Williams, saying that it was a move that would make sense for the Chiefs. It turned out that the Jets were, in fact, listening to offers for Williams — he was traded to the New York Giants on Monday — but it isn’t known if the Chiefs actually showed any interest in the former first-round pick.

Still, the Chiefs are a team with roster needs — and they do have $22 million in cap space with which to work.

So we don’t know if the Chiefs will make a move. But they could make one.

We’ll keep you updated.


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