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Chiefs cutdown day: the roster cuts are now official

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The Chiefs have made their cuts official:

Waived/Released: Jeff Allen, Dino Boyd, Jamal Custis, Rashad Davis, Raymond Davison, Hunter Dimick, Jody Fortson, Jack Fox, Manasseh Garner, Zach Golditch, Justin Hamilton, D’Juan Hines, Harold Jones-Quartey, Nick Keizer, Chase Litton, Marcus Marshall, Rob McCray, Kahlil McKenize, Herb Miller, Dakari Monroe, Pace Murphy, Jimmy Murray, Chidi Okeke, Kyle Shurmur, Andrew Soroh, Cody Thompson, Jalen Tolliver, D’Montre Wade, Cavon Walker

Waived/injured: Felton Davis, Michael Hunter

Injured Reserve (ending season): Gehrig Dieter, Breeland Speaks

Non-Football Injury list: Darius Harris

Suspended List: Mo Claiborne, De’Anthony Thomas

Acquired: Martinas Rankin

Here were our updates from throughout the day before the official announcement:


Chiefs trade running back Carlos Hyde to the Texans

The Chiefs found a trade partner for running back Carlos Hyde, who was not going to make the team’s roster, per friend-of-the-site Terez Paylor of Yahoo! Sports. It’s the Houston Texans, who recently lost their starter, Lamar Miller, for the season due to injury.

The Chiefs receive second-year offensive lineman Martinas Rankin back in a one-for-one trade. Here is a good writeup on Rankin from our sister site, Battle Red Blog.

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Chiefs trade cornerback Mark Fields to the Vikings

The Chiefs have traded cornerback Mark Fields to the Minnesota Vikings (as first reported by NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero) for a 2021 conditional seventh-round draft pick, according to ESPN Vikings insider Courtney Cronin.

The conditional part of the compensation is key. That likely means that Fields will have to be active for a number of Vikings games for the Chiefs to get the pick.

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Former Eagles and Bills running back LeSean McCoy is now available

ESPN insider Adam Schefter was the first to report that the Buffalo Bills have released running back LeSean McCoy. Media members immediately began to draw connections to the Chiefs, as Andy Reid drafted him as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles back in 2009. Pro Football Talk has said to watch out for the “Houston Texans, LA Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, Chiefs, and maybe the Oakland Raiders.”

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The Seahawks are trading for Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney

Seattle Times writer Bob Condotta was first on the news Saturday morning, saying that the Seattle Seahawks are interested in acquiring Jadeveon Clowney. The Texans reached out to the Chiefs about Clowney earlier this year but the Chiefs preferred Frank Clark.

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