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Where the Chiefs’ roster stands as the offseason begins

Let’s take a look at which players are still under contract for 2020 — and which ones are not.

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Your Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs were the last team to enter the offseason period. Officially, they entered at the same time as the San Francisco 49ers — but first, the team had to attend to this little matter of a championship parade.

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Here are the 34 healthy players the Chiefs currently have under contract for 2020. Players marked with an asterisk (*) may be retained at the club’s option:

Offensive Line

  • C Nick Allegretti (2022)
  • G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (2022)
  • T Eric Fisher (2021)
  • T Mitchell Schwartz (2021)
  • C Austin Reiter (2020)
  • G Cameron Erving (2020)*
  • T Jackson Barton (2020)
  • T Ryan Hunter (2020)

Skill Positions

  • TE Travis Kelce (2021)
  • RB Darwin Thompson (2022)
  • RB Damien Williams (2020)*
  • WR Mecole Hardman (2022)
  • WR Tyreek Hill (2022)
  • WR Byron Pringle (2020)
  • WR Sammy Watkins (2020)
  • QB Patrick Mahomes (2020)

Defensive Line

  • DE Frank Clark (2023)
  • DT Khalen Saunders (2022)
  • DT Derrick Nnadi (2021)
  • DE Demone Harris (2020)
  • DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (2020)

Linebackers

  • LB Anthony Hitchens (2022)
  • LB Dorian O’Daniel (2021)
  • LB Ben Niemann (2020)
  • LB Damien Wilson (2020)*

Secondary

  • CB Rashad Fenton (2022)
  • S Armani Watts (2021)
  • S Tyrann Mathieu (2021)
  • CB Charvarius Ward (2020)
  • S Daniel Sorensen (2020)
  • DB Alex Brown (2020)

Specialists

  • K Harrison Butker (2024)
  • P Dustin Colquitt (2020)
  • LS James Winchester (2021)

To date, the Chiefs have signed 12 players to Reserve/Future contracts:

Offensive Line

  • None

Skill Positions

  • TE Alize Mack (2020)
  • TE Nick Keizer (2020)
  • RB Elijah McGuire (2020)
  • RB Marcus Marshall (2020)
  • RB Mike Weber (2020)
  • WR Joe Fortson (2020)
  • QB Kyle Shurmur (2020)

Defensive Line

  • DT Braxton Hoyett (2020)
  • DT Devaroe Lawrence (2020)
  • DE Anthony Lanier (2020)

Linebackers

  • LB Emmanuel Smith (2020)

Secondary

  • DB Chris Lammons (2020)

Specialists

  • None

16 Chiefs ended the 2019 season on injured reserve. 10 are under contract for 2020, while six will become free agents.

Offensive Line

  • T Greg Senat (2021)
  • T Martinas Rankin (2021)

Skill Positions

  • TE John Lovett (2021)
  • TE David Wells (RFA)
  • RB Darrel Williams (2020)
  • RB Spencer Ware (UFA)
  • WR Felton Davis (2021)
  • WR Davon Grayson (UFA)
  • WR Marcus Kemp (RFA)

Defensive Line

  • DE Alex Okafor (2021)
  • DE Breeland Speaks (2021)
  • DE Emmanuel Ogbah (UFA)
  • DE Tim Ward (2021)

Linebackers

  • LB Darius Harris (2021)

Secondary

  • S Juan Thornhill (2022)
  • CB Keith Reaser (UFA)

Specialists

  • None

Finally, 20 healthy Chiefs are set to become free agents in the coming season:

Offensive Line

  • G Andrew Wylie (RFA)
  • G Stefen Wisniewski (UFA)

Skill Positions

  • TE Deon Yelder (RFA)
  • WR Gehrig Dieter (UFA)
  • TE Blake Bell (UFA)
  • FB Anthony Sherman (UFA)
  • RB LeSean McCoy (UFA)
  • WR Demarcus Robinson (UFA)
  • QB Chad Henne (UFA)
  • QB Matt Moore (UFA)

Defensive Line

  • DT Chris Jones (UFA)
  • DT Mike Pennel (UFA)
  • DT Xavier Williams (UFA)
  • DE Terrell Suggs (UFA)

Linebackers

  • LB Darron Lee (UFA)
  • LB Reggie Ragland (UFA)

Secondary

  • CB Bashaud Breeland (UFA)
  • CB Kendall Fuller (UFA)
  • CB Morris Claiborne (UFA)
  • S Jordan Lucas (UFA)

Specialists

  • None

Note: We have listed defensive back Davon Grayson (who finished the season on injured reserve) and wide receiver Gehrig Dieter (who finished the season on the practice squad) as unrestricted free agents.

Grayson’s contract appears to have been terminated. Dieter’s status is currently unknown. The other nine players on the practice squad at the end of the season were signed to reserve/future contracts on February 4. At this writing, neither Spotrac or OverTheCap lists Dieter as being under contract with the Chiefs.


UPDATE: February 11, 4:24 p.m. Arrowhead Time: