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Kansas City Chiefs roster

The up-to-date team roster, including contract and salary cap information.

Salary cap space

Current space: $3.4 million.

This includes the estimated salary cap impacts of all known signings and releases. More information about our cap space calculation is available below the tables. All information shown here is current as of 5:15 p.m. on Monday, January 23.

Please note: Between the beginning of the new league year in mid-March and the end of each season, all NFL teams must remain below the salary cap. If our estimate of the team’s cap space is a negative number, it is either because a) contracts for some reported signings have not yet been officially submitted to the league office, or b) there is a difference between publicly available salary information and the official figures.

Most recent transactions

  • Waived (1/23) defensive back Chris Lammons
  • Elevated to roster (1/20 vs. Jaguars) center Austin Reiter and wide receiver Marcus Kemp
  • Signed to practice squad (1/17) running back Jerrion Ealy
  • Released from practice squad (1/17) defensive tackle Daniel Wise
  • Designated for return from Reserve/Injured (1/17) running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and tight end Jody Fortson

(transactions continue below)

Positon Group Num Players
Offensive Linemen 9 C.Humphrey, O.Brown, T.Smith, J.Thuney, N.Allegretti, L.Niang, A.Wylie, D.Kinnard, P.Wanogho
Tight Ends 3 T.Kelce, B.Bell, N.Gray
Fullbacks 1 M.Burton
Running Backs 3 R.Jones, J.McKinnon, I.Pacheco
Wide Receivers 6 J.Smith-Schuster, M.Hardman, M.Valdes-Scantling, S.Moore, K.Toney, Ju.Watson
Quarterbacks 3 P.Mahomes, C.Henne, S.Buechele
Defensive Linemen 10 D.Nnadi, F.Clark, G.Karlaftis, C.Jones, J.Kaindoh, C.Dunlap, M.Danna, K.Saunders, B.Williams, M.Herring
Linebackers 5 W.Gay, N.Bolton, L.Chenal, D.Harris, J.Cochrane
Defensive Backs 9 J.Reid, L.Sneed, T.McDuffie, J.Thornhill, J.Williams, B.Cook, D.Bush, Ja.Watson, N.Johnson
Placekickers 1 H.Butker
Punters 1 T.Townsend
Long Snappers 1 J.Winchester
Total 52 -

Roster table explanation: Exp is years of NFL experience. Thru indicates the final year player is under contract. Hit is the player’s total salary cap number for the current year. Dead shows dead money that will carried against the cap if the player is released in the current year, while Svgs indicates the salary cap savings under that release. Under each player’s name is the year they entered the league, their draft round/position and the team that first acquired them, followed by the college from which they came.

Active Roster Pos
No.
Hgt
Wgt
Exp
Thru
Hit
Dead
Svgs
Allegretti, Nick
2017:7/216:KAN
Illinois
G
73
6-4
310
5
2022
$1.0M
$38K
$965K
Bell, Blake
2015:4/117:SFO
Oklahoma
TE
81
6-6
252
7
2022
$1.0M
$1.0M
$0K
Bolton, Nick
2021:2/58:KAN
Missouri
LB
32
5-11
237
1
2024
$1.3M
$2.1M
-$801K
Brown, Orlando
2018:3/83:BAL
Oklahoma
T
57
6-8
340
4
2022
$16.7M
$16.7M
$0K
Buechele, Shane
2021:UDFA:KAN
SMU
QB
12
6-0
210
1
2022
$825K
$0K
$825K
Burton, Michael
2015:5/168:DET
Rutgers
FB
45
5-11
242
7
2022
$1.0M
$733K
$315K
Bush, Deon
2016:4/124:CHI
Miami (FL)
S
26
6-0
200
6
2022
$1.0M
$1.0M
$0K
Butker, Harrison
2017:7/233:CAR
Georgia Tech
K
7
6-4
199
5
2024
$2.7M
$3.6M
-$900K
Chenal, Leo
2022:3/103:KAN
Wisconsin
LB
54
6-3
250
0
2025
$917K
$849K
$68K
Clark, Frank
2015:2/63:SEA
Michigan
DE
55
6-3
272
7
2023
$13.3M
$21.9M
-$8.6M
Cochrane, Jack
2022:UDFA:KAN
S. Dakota
LB
43
6-3
236
0
2024
$666K
$0K
$666K
Cook, Bryan
2022:2/62:KAN
Cincinnati
S
6
6-1
206
0
2025
$1.1M
$2.4M
-$1.3M
Danna, Michael
2020:5/177:KAN
Michigan
DE
51
6-2
257
2
2023
$961K
$132K
$829K
Dunlap, Carlos
2010:2/54:CIN
Florida
DE
8
6-6
277
12
2022
$3.0M
$3.0M
$0K
Gay, Willie
2020:2/63:KAN
Mississippi St.
LB
50
6-1
243
2
2023
$1.2M
$697K
$515K
Gray, Noah
2021:5/162:KAN
Duke
TE
83
6-3
240
1
2024
$903K
$235K
$668K
Hardman, Mecole
2019:2/56:KAN
Georgia
WR
17
5-10
187
3
2022
$4.4M
$413K
$4.0M
Harris, Darius
2020:UDFA:KAN
Middle Tenn. St.
LB
47
6-2
232
2
2022
$895K
$0K
$895K
Henne, Chad
2008:2/57:MIA
Michigan
QB
4
6-3
230
14
2022
$2.0M
$2.0M
$0K
Herring, Malik
2021:UDFA:KAN
Georgia
DE
94
6-3
275
1
2023
$713K
$17K
$697K
Humphrey, Creed
2021:2/63:KAN
Oklahoma
C
52
6-4
302
1
2024
$1.3M
$2.0M
-$704K
Johnson, Nazeeh
2022:7/259:KAN
Marshall
S
13
5-10
199
0
2025
$588K
$0K
$588K
Jones, Chris
2016:2/37:KAN
Mississippi St.
DT
95
6-6
310
6
2023
$29.4M
$37.0M
-$7.5M
Jones, Ronald
2018:2/38:TAM
USC
RB
2
5-11
205
4
2022
$1.5M
$750K
$750K
Kaindoh, Joshua
2021:4/144:KAN
Florida St.
DE
59
6-6
260
1
2024
$950K
$375K
$575K
Karlaftis, George
2022:1/30:KAN
Purdue
DE
56
6-4
263
0
2025
$2.2M
$11.9M
-$9.8M
Kelce, Travis
2013:3/63:KAN
Cincinnati
TE
87
6-5
250
9
2025
$8.4M
$15.4M
-$6.9M
Kinnard, Darian
2022:5/145:KAN
Kentucky
T
75
6-5
322
0
2025
$795K
$358K
$436K
Mahomes, Patrick
2017:1/10:KAN
Texas Tech
QB
15
6-2
225
5
2031
$35.8M
$130.7M
-$94.9M
McDuffie, Trent
2022:1/21:KAN
Washington
CB
21
5-11
193
0
2025
$2.5M
$14.0M
-$11.4M
McKinnon, Jerick
2014:3/96:MIN
Ga. Southern
RB
1
5-9
209
8
2022
$1.0M
$0K
$1.0M
Moore, Skyy
2022:2/54:KAN
W. Michigan
WR
24
5-10
195
0
2025
$1.2M
$2.9M
-$1.7M
Niang, Lucas
2020:3/96:KAN
TCU
T
67
6-6
315
2
2024
$1.1M
$670K
$401K
Nnadi, Derrick
2018:3/75:KAN
Florida St.
DT
91
6-1
317
4
2022
$2.8M
$2.5M
$255K
Pacheco, Isiah
2022:7/251:KAN
Rutgers
RB
10
5-10
216
0
2025
$725K
$79K
$646K
Reid, Justin
2018:3/68:HOU
Stanford
S
20
6-1
207
4
2024
$4.6M
$20.5M
-$16.0M
Saunders, Khalen
2019:3/84:KAN
W. Illinois
DT
99
6-0
324
3
2022
$1.2M
$254K
$965K
Smith, Trey
2021:6/226:KAN
Tennessee
G
65
6-6
321
1
2024
$858K
$98K
$760K
Smith-Schuster, JuJu
2017:2/62:PIT
USC
WR
9
6-1
215
5
2022
$3.0M
$2.7M
$300K
Sneed, L'Jarius
2020:4/138:KAN
Louisiana Tech
CB
38
6-1
192
2
2023
$1.1M
$317K
$736K
Thornhill, Juan
2019:2/63:KAN
Virginia
S
22
6-0
205
3
2022
$3.1M
$369K
$2.8M
Thuney, Joe
2016:3/78:NWE
N. Carolina St.
G
62
6-5
304
6
2025
$8.2M
$43.0M
-$34.8M
Toney, Kadarius
2021:1/20:NYG
Florida
WR
19
6-0
193
1
2024
$784K
$784K
$0K
Townsend, Tommy
2020:UDFA:KAN
Florida
P
5
6-1
191
2
2022
$898K
$3K
$895K
Valdes-Scantling, Marquez
2018:5/174:GNB
S. Florida
WR
11
6-4
206
4
2022
$4.9M
$8.7M
-$3.8M
Wanogho, Prince Tega
2020:6/210:PHI
Auburn
T
70
6-5
308
2
2022
$825K
$0K
$825K
Watson, Jaylen
2022:7/243:KAN
Washington St.
CB
35
6-2
197
0
2025
$726K
$85K
$641K
Watson, Justin
2018:5/144:TAM
Pennsylvania
WR
84
6-2
215
4
2022
$895K
$0K
$895K
Williams, Brandon
2013:3/94/BAL
Mo. Southern
DT
66
6-1
336
9
2022
$249K
$0K
$249K
Williams, Joshua
2022:4/135:KAN
Fayetteville St.
CB
23
6-3
193
0
2025
$872K
$666K
$205K
Winchester, James
2013:UDFA:PHI
Oklahoma
LS
41
6-3
209
9
2023
$1.3M
$310K
$965K
Wylie, Andrew
2017:UDFA:BAL
E. Michigan
G
77
6-5
304
5
2022
$1.2M
$2.5M
-$1.4M
Practice Squad Pos
No.
Hgt
Wgt
Exp
Thru
Hit
Dead
Svgs
Amadi, Ugo
2019:4/132:SEA
Oregon
S
27
5-9
201
3
2022
$154K
$0K
$154K
Anderson, Zayne
2021:UDFA:KAN
BYU
S
39
6-2
206
1
2022
$207K
$0K
$207K
Blanton, Kendall
2019:UDFA:LAR
Missouri
TE
40
6-6
260
3
2022
$81K
$0K
$81K
Bootle, Dicaprio
2021:UDFA:KAN
Nebraska
CB
2
5-10
182
1
2023
$138K
$0K
$138K
Bushman, Matt
2021:UDFA:LVR
Brig. Young
TE
89
6-5
245
1
2022
$35K
$0K
$35K
Caliendo, Mike
2022:UDFA:KAN
W. Michigan
G
66
6-4
301
0
2024
$207K
$0K
$207K
Christiansen, Cole
2020:UDFA:LAC
Army
LB
48
6-2
225
2
2022
$207K
$0K
$207K
Ealy, Jerrion
2022:UDFA:KAN
Mississippi
RB
29
5-8
187
0
2024
$12K
$0K
$12K
Gordon, Melvin
2015:1/15:LAC
Wisconsin
RB
34
6-1
213
7
2022
$119K
$0K
$119K
Hoskins, Phil
2021:7/232:CAR
Kentucky
DT
-
6-5
315
1
2023
$0K
$0K
$0K
Kemp, Marcus
2017:UDFA:KAN
Hawaii
WR
85
6-4
210
5
2022
$216K
$0K
$216K
Oladokun, Chris
2022:7/241:PIT
S. Florida
QB
5
6-2
195
0
2022
$207K
$0K
$207K
Reiter, Austin
2015:7/222:WAS
S. Florida
C
61
6-3
301
7
2022
$100K
$0K
$100K
Shelton, Danny
2015:1/12:CLE
Washington
DT
92
6-2
339
7
2022
$358K
$0K
$358K
Smith-Marsette, Ihmir
2021:5/157:MIN
Iowa
WR
82
6-1
185
1
2022
$138K
$0K
$138K
Wright, Matthew
2019:UDFA:PIT
Central Florida
K
-
6-0
179
3
2022
$0K
$0K
$0K
Reserve/Injured, Practicing Pos
No.
Hgt
Wgt
Exp
Thru
Hit
Dead
Svgs
Edwards-Helaire, Clyde
2020:1/32:KAN
LSU
RB
25
5-7
207
2
2023
$3.0M
$5.5M
-$2.6M
Fortson, Jody
2019:UDFA:KAN
Valdosta St.
TE
88
6-4
226
3
2022
$825K
$0K
$825K
Reserve/Injured Pos
No.
Hgt
Wgt
Exp
Thru
Hit
Dead
Svgs
Franks, Jordan
2018:UDFA:CIN
Cent. Florida
TE
46
6-4
232
4
2022
$207K
$0K
$207K
Powell, Cornell
2021:5/181:KAN
Clemson
WR
14
6-0
204
1
2022
$207K
$0K
$207K
Ross, Justyn
2022:UDFA:KAN
Clemson
WR
8
6-4
210
0
2024
$430K
$0K
$430K
Wharton, Tershawn
2020:UDFA:KAN
Missouri S&T
DT
98
6-1
280
2
2022
$597K
$2K
$595K
Reserve/Future Pos
No.
Hgt
Wgt
Exp
Thru
Hit
Dead
Svgs
Fryfogle, Ty
2022:UDFA:DAL
Indiana
WR
-
6-2
205
0
2023
$0K
$0K
$0K
Ross, John
2017:1/9:CIN
Washington
WR
-
5-11
194
5
2023
$0K
$0K
$0K

Calculation of current salary cap space:

Salary data shown in the table is from Spotrac.com, which estimates the team’s salary cap space at $3.4 million.

That figure is based on a total team salary cap of $208.6 million, $1.3 million in rollover and adjustments from 2021 and $16.3 million in dead cap from previously-released players.

But Spotrac’s figure does not include the salary cap impacts of the following recently-signed free agent (or drafted rookie) contracts. The amounts shown in parentheses are the estimated cap space decreases for each contract. These could change when actual figures are available.

  • None at this time

With these figures (if any) included, the team’s cap space should be $3.4 million.


Remember: salary cap figures are estimates based on publicly available contract information, which can be misunderstood, rounded or inaccurately reported. Only the NFL, the involved teams and players know the precise figures. Therefore, any salary cap calculation must be taken with a grain of salt.


Older transactions

  • Signed to practice squad (1/12) defensive tackle Phil Hoskins
  • Released from practice squad (1/12) running back Jerrion Ealy
  • Signed to 2023 reserve/future (1/10) wide receivers John Ross and Ty Fryfogle
  • Elevated to active roster (1/6 vs. Raiders) placekicker Matthew Wright and wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette
  • Signed to practice squad (1/6) placekicker Matthew Wright
  • Released from practice squad (1/6) linebacker Justin Hilliard
  • Activated from Reserve/Injured (1/4) wide receiver Mecole Hardman
  • Waived (1/4) offensive tackle Geron Christian
  • Signed to practice squad (1/4) defensive tackle Daniel Wise
  • Released from practice squad (1/4) wide receiver Bryan Edwards
  • Signed to practice squad (1/3) running back Jerrion Ealy
  • Reserve/Injured (1/3) practice-squad wide receiver Cornell Powell
  • Signed to practice squad (12/28) linebacker Justin Hilliard
  • Released from practice squad (12/27) running back Jerrion Ealy
  • Elevated to roster (12/23 vs. Seahawks) defensive tackle Danny Shelton
  • Activated from Reserve/Injured (12/23) tight end Blake Bell
  • Reserve/Injured (12/23) tight end Jody Fortson
  • Signed to practice squad (12/20) tight end Matt Bushman
  • Signed to Bears from practice squad (12/20) linebacker Elijah Lee
  • Designated for return from Reserve/Injured (12/20) tight end Blake Bell
  • Designated for return from Reserve/Injured (12/14) wide receiver Mecole Hardman
  • Elevated to roster (12/10 vs. Broncos) wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette
  • Signed to practice squad (12/9) center Austin Reiter
  • Activated from practice squad (12/8) defensive tackle Brandon Williams
  • Waived (12/6) defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth
  • Elevated to roster (12/3 vs. Bengals) wide receiver Cornell Powell and safety Zayne Anderson
  • Reported signed to practice squad (11/29) defensive tackle Brandon Williams
  • Released from practice squad (11/29) center Austin Reiter and running back Wayne Gallman
  • Signed to practice squad (11/29) running back Melvin Gordon
  • Signed to practice squad (11/28) wide receiver Bryan Edwards
  • Released from practice squad (11/28) defensive end Azur Kamara
  • Elevated to roster (11/26 vs. Rams) wide receiver Cornell Powell and safety Zayne Anderson
  • Activated from Reserve/PUP (11/23) offensive tackle Lucas Niang
  • Signed to practice squad (11/23) tight end Kendall Blanton
  • Reserve/Injured (11/23) running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and practice-squad tight end Jordan Franks
  • Elevated to roster (11/19 vs. Chargers) wide receivers Marcus Kemp and Cornell Powell
  • Exemption lifted (11/17) defensive end Frank Clark
  • Reserve/Injured (11/17) wide receiver Mecole Hardman
  • Suspension ended (with roster exemption) (11/14) defensive end Frank Clark
  • Suspension ended (returned to practice squad) (11/14) running back Jerrion Ealy
  • Elevated to roster (11/12 vs. Jaguars) safety Ugo Amadi
  • Signed to Steelers from practice squad (11/9) placekicker Matthew Wright
  • Elevated to roster (11/6 vs. Titans) wide receiver Marcus Kemp
  • Signed to practice squad (11/3) defensive back Ugo Amadi
  • Released from practice squad (11/3) wide receiver Dazz Newsome
  • Designated for return from Reserve/PUP (11/2) offensive tackle Lucas Niang
  • Activated from Reserve/Injured (11/1) cornerback Trent McDuffie
  • Traded to Falcons (11/1) cornerback Rashad Fenton
  • Signed to practice squad (11/1) wide receiver Dazz Newsome and defensive end Azur Kamara
  • Traded from Giants (10/27) wide receiver Kadarius Toney
  • Suspended from active roster (10/25) defensive end Frank Clark
  • Signed to Titans from practice squad (10/25) wide receiver Chris Conley
  • Released from practice squad (10/24) wide receiver Daurice Fountain
  • Activated from practice squad (10/22) linebacker Willie Gay Jr.
  • Elevated to roster (10/22 vs. 49ers) cornerback Dicaprio Bootle and wide receiver Marcus Kemp
  • Signed to practice squad (10/21) wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette
  • Signed to practice squad (10/20) cornerback Dicaprio Bootle
  • Signed to Vikings from practice squad (10/19) defensive end Benton Whitley
  • Released from suspension (10/17) linebacker Willie Gay Jr.
  • Waived (10/17) cornerback Dicaprio Bootle
  • Contract restructure (10/18) Tight end Travis Kelce ($3.5 million)
  • Elevated to active roster (10/15 vs. Bills) safety Zayne Anderson and linebacker Cole Christensen
  • Activated from practice squad (10/15) cornerback Dicaprio Bootle
  • Reserve/Injured (10/15) defensive tackle Tershawn Wharton
  • Signed to practice squad (10/14) defensive end Benton Whitley
  • Designated for return from Reserve/Injured (10/12) cornerback Trent McDuffie
  • Signed to practice squad (10/12) running back Wayne Gallman
  • Activated from practice squad (10/12) defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth
  • Waived (10/12) defensive end Benton Whitley
  • Released from practice squad (10/11) defensive tackle Cortez Broughton
  • Elevated to active roster (10/10 vs. Raiders) kicker Matthew Wright and linebacker Elijah Lee
  • Signed to practice squad (10/6) wide receiver Chris Conley
  • Released from practice squad (10/4) wide receiver Corey Coleman
  • Signed to practice squad (10/3) wide receiver Marcus Kemp
  • Suspended from practice squad (10/3) running back Jerrion Ealy
  • Elevated to active roster (10/2 vs. Buccaneers) kicker Matthew Wright and linebacker Elijah Lee
  • Activated from practice squad (9/28) cornerback Nazeeh Johnson
  • Signed to practice squad (9/28) linebacker Elijah Lee
  • Signed to practice squad (9/27) defensive tackle Cortez Broughton and placekicker Matthew Wright
  • Released (9/27) linebacker Elijah Lee
  • Released from practice squad (9/26) kicker Matt Ammendola
  • Elevated to active roster (9/24 vs. Colts) kicker Matt Ammendola and cornerback Dicaprio Bootle
  • Released from practice squad (9/22) tight end Kendall Blanton
  • Signed to practice squad (9/21) defensive end Benton Whitley
  • Suspended from active roster (9/19) linebacker Willie Gay Jr.
  • Elevated to active roster (9/15 vs. Chargers) kicker Matt Ammendola and cornerback Dicaprio Bootle
  • Contract restructure (9/13) placekicker Harrison Butker ($1.5 million)
  • Activated from practice squad (9/13) linebackers Jack Cochrane and Elijah Lee
  • Released from practice squad (9/13) safety James Wiggins
  • Reserve/Injured (9/13) cornerback Trent McDuffie
  • Signed to practice squad (9/13) kicker Matt Ammendola, wide receiver Corey Coleman and cornerback DiCaprio Bootle
  • Elevated to active roster (9/10 vs. Cardinals) wide receiver Daurice Fountain and linebacker Elijah Lee
  • Injury settlement from Reserve/Injured (9/7) tight end Matt Bushman
  • Signed to practice squad (9/6) safety James Wiggins
  • Released from practice squad (9/6) defensive end Azur Kamara
  • Reserve/Injured (9/5) tight end Blake Bell
  • Signed to practice squad (9/1) tight end Kendall Blanton and linebacker Cole Christiansen
  • Reserve/Injured from Waived/Injured (8/31) tight Matt Bushman
  • Signed to practice squad (8/31): Safeties Zayne Anderson and Nazeeh Johnson, wide receivers Daurice Fountain and Cornell Powell, defensive tackles Danny Shelton and Taylor Stallworth, linebackers Elijah Lee and Jack Cochrane, guard Mike Caliendo, running back Jerrion Ealy, tight end Jordan Franks, defensive end Azur Kamara, quarterback Chris Oladokun and center Austin Reiter
  • Waived/Injured (8/30) tight end Matt Bushman
  • Waived (8/30) Offensive linemen Vitaliy Gurman and Mike Caliendo, safeties Devon Key and Zayne Anderson, wide receiver Cornell Powell, tight end Jordan Franks, defensive end Azur Kamara, defensive tackle Matt Dickerson, running back Jerrion Ealy, safety Nazeeh Johnson, defensive end Kehinde Oginni, cornerback Dicaprio Bootle and linebacker Jack Cochrane
  • Released (8/30) wide receivers Josh Gordon, Daurice Fountain and Corey Coleman, defensive tackles Taylor Stallworth and Danny Shelton, linebackers Elijah Lee and Jermaine Carter Jr. and center Austin Reiter
  • Released (8/27) tackle Roderick Johnson
  • Waived (8/27) quarterback Dustin Crum, running back Tayon Fleet-Davis, wide receiver Aaron Parker and linebacker Mike Rose.
  • Injury settlement from Reserve/Injured (8/25) running back Derrick Gore
  • Injury settlement from Reserve/Injured (8/24) wide receiver Gary Jennings
  • Reserve/Injured (8/23) running back Derrick Gore
  • Reserve/PUP (8/23) tackle Lucas Niang
  • Waived (8/22) defensive backs Nasir Greer and Brandin Dandridge, along with tackle David Steinmetz
  • Waived (8/16) wide receiver Devin Gray and defensive end Austin Edwards
  • Reserve/Injured from Waived/Injured (8/16) wide receiver Gary Jennings
  • Signed (8/15) defensive tackle Danny Shelton
  • Waived (8/15) wide receiver Omar Bayless, cornerback Lonnie Johnson Jr. and tackle Evin Ksiezarczyk
  • Waived/Injured (8/15) wide receiver Gary Jennings

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