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Kansas City Chiefs roster

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

UPDATED: 10:42 p.m. Sunday, January 16

Current 2021 cap space: $3.5 million

This includes the estimated salary cap impacts of all known signings and releases. More information about that figure is available below the tables.

Most recent transactions

  • Wide receiver Daurice Fountain and running back Darwin Thompson elevated from practice squad for Steelers game (1/15)
  • Running back Darwin Thompson signed to practice squad (1/14)
  • Cornerback Josh Jackson activated to practice squad from Reserve/COVID list (1/14)
  • Practice-squad tight end Mark Vital Jr. placed on Reserve/COVID list (1/12)
  • Defensive end Joshua Kaindoh activated to active roster from Reserve/Injured (1/11)
  • Wide receivers Omar Bayless, Gary Jennings and Mathew Sexton, defensive tackles Darius Stills and Lorenzo Neal Jr., tight end Jordan Franks and running back Brenden Knox signed to Reserve/Futures contracts (1/11)
  • Tackle Lucas Niang placed on Reserve/Injured list (1/7)

Positon Group Num Players
Offensive Linemen 9 O.Brown, J.Thuney, T.Smith, C.Humphrey, A.Blythe, N.Allegretti, A.Wylie, K.Long, P.Wanogho
Tight Ends 3 T.Kelce, B.Bell, N.Gray
Fullbacks 1 M.Burton
Running Backs 4 C.Edwards-Helaire, Da.Williams, J.McKinnon, D.Gore
Wide Receivers 6 M.Hardman, T.Hill, D.Robinson, B.Pringle, J.Gordon, M.Kemp
Quarterbacks 3 P.Mahomes, C.Henne, S.Buechele
Defensive Linemen 9 J.Reed, F.Clark, C.Jones, D.Nnadi, M.Ingram, M.Danna, A.Okafor, T.Wharton, J.Kaindoh
Linebackers 6 A.Hitchens, W.Gay, B.Niemann, N.Bolton, D.O'Daniel, Z.Anderson
Defensive Backs 9 L.Sneed, T.Mathieu, D.Sorensen, C.Ward, A.Watts, M.Hughes, J.Thornhill, R.Fenton, D.Baker
Placekickers 1 H.Butker
Punters 1 T.Townsend
Long Snappers 1 J.Winchester
Total 53 -

Roster table explanation: Exp is years of NFL experience. Thru indicates 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 accumulate if the player is released in the current year, while Svgs indicates the salary cap savings upon 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
4
2022
$888K
$56K
$832K
Anderson, Zayne
2021:UDFA:KAN
BYU
LB
39
6-2
210
0
2021
$147K
$0K
$147K
Baker, Deandre
2019:1/30:NYG
Georgia
CB
30
5-11
180
2
2021
$850K
$0K
$850K
Bell, Blake
2015:4/117:SFO
Oklahoma
TE
81
6-6
252
6
2021
$988K
$1.1M
-$140K
Blythe, Austin
2016:7/248:IND
Iowa
C
66
6-3
298
5
2021
$990K
$990K
$0K
Bolton, Nick
2021:2/58:KAN
Missouri
LB
54
6-0
232
0
2024
$1.1M
$2.5M
-$1.5M
Brown, Orlando
2018:3/83:BAL
Oklahoma
T
57
6-8
345
3
2021
$3.4M
$0K
$3.4M
Buechele, Shane
2021:UDFA:KAN
SMU
QB
6
6-0
210
0
2021
$293K
$0K
$293K
Burton, Michael
2015:5/168:DET
Rutgers
FB
45
6-0
240
6
2021
$850K
$990K
-$140K
Butker, Harrison
2017:7/233:CAR
Georgia Tech
K
7
6-3
205
4
2024
$3.9M
$5.2M
-$1.3M
Clark, Frank
2015:2/63:SEA
Michigan
DE
55
6-3
265
6
2023
$25.8M
$37.9M
-$12.1M
Danna, Michael
2020:5/177:KAN
Michigan
DE
51
6-1
261
1
2023
$846K
$198K
$648K
Edwards-Helaire, Clyde
2020:1/32:KAN
LSU
RB
25
5-7
207
1
2023
$2.5M
$6.8M
-$4.3M
Fenton, Rashad
2019:6/201:KAN
S. Carolina
CB
27
5-11
193
2
2022
$898K
$76K
$822K
Gay, Willie
2020:2/63:KAN
Mississippi St.
LB
50
6-1
243
1
2023
$1.2M
$1.6M
-$357K
Gordon, Josh
2012:2/1:CLE
Baylor
WR
19
6-3
225
9
2021
$661K
$0K
$661K
Gore, Derrick
2019:UDFA:LAC
Alabama
RB
40
5-10
212
2
2021
$477K
$0K
$477K
Gray, Noah
2021:5/162:KAN
Duke
TE
83
6-4
240
0
2024
$738K
$314K
$425K
Hardman, Mecole
2019:2/56:KAN
Georgia
WR
17
5-10
187
2
2022
$1.4M
$826K
$536K
Henne, Chad
2008:2/57:MIA
Michigan
QB
4
6-3
222
13
2021
$1.6M
$1.6M
$50K
Hill, Tyreek
2016:5/165:KAN
W. Alabama
WR
10
5-10
185
5
2022
$15.9M
$18.2M
-$2.3M
Hitchens, Anthony
2014:4/119:DAL
Iowa
LB
53
6-0
235
7
2022
$10.6M
$14.2M
-$3.6M
Hughes, Mike
2018:1/30:MIN
Cent. Florida
CB
21
5-10
189
3
2021
$1.8M
$648K
$1.2M
Humphrey, Creed
2021:2/63:KAN
Oklahoma
C
52
6-5
312
0
2024
$1.0M
$2.3M
-$1.3M
Ingram, Melvin
2012:1/18:LAC
S. Carolina
DE
24
6-2
247
0
2021
$597K
$597K
$0K
Jones, Chris
2016:2/37:KAN
Mississippi St.
DE
95
6-6
310
5
2023
$8.5M
$40.7M
-$32.2M
Kaindoh, Joshua
2021:4/144:KAN
Florida St.
DE
59
6-6
260
0
2024
$594K
$499K
$95K
Kelce, Travis
2013:3/63:KAN
Cincinnati
TE
87
6-5
260
8
2025
$7.6M
$10.9M
-$3.2M
Kemp, Marcus
2017:UDFA:KAN
Hawaii
WR
85
6-4
210
4
2021
$850K
$0K
$850K
Long, Kyle
2013:1/20:CHI
Oregon
G
69
6-6
332
8
2021
$1.5M
$1.5M
$50K
Mahomes, Patrick
2017:1/10:KAN
Texas Tech
QB
15
6-3
230
4
2031
$7.4M
$99.5M
-$92.1M
Mathieu, Tyrann
2013:3/69:ARI
LSU
S
32
5-9
185
8
2021
$19.7M
$19.5M
$250K
McKinnon, Jerick
2014:3/96:MIN
Georgia Southern
RB
1
5-9
205
7
2021
$850K
$990K
-$140K
Niemann, Ben
2018:UDFA:KAN
Iowa
LB
56
6-3
233
3
2021
$1.6M
$800K
$758K
Nnadi, Derrick
2018:3/75:KAN
Florida St.
DT
91
6-1
317
3
2021
$2.4M
$240K
$2.2M
O'Daniel, Dorian
2018:3/100:KAN
Clemson
LB
44
6-1
223
3
2021
$1.1M
$190K
$948K
Okafor, Alex
2013:4/103:ARI
Texas
DE
97
6-4
261
8
2021
$850K
$1.1M
-$225K
Pringle, Byron
2018:UDFA:KAN
Kansas St.
WR
13
6-2
205
3
2021
$2.1M
$0K
$2.1M
Reed, Jarran
2016:2/49:SEA
Alabama
DT
90
6-3
306
5
2021
$5.5M
$5.0M
$471K
Robinson, Demarcus
2016:4/126:KAN
Florida
WR
11
6-1
203
5
2021
$988K
$1.1M
-$140K
Smith, Trey
2021:6/226:KAN
Tennessee
G
65
6-6
331
0
2024
$693K
$131K
$562K
Sneed, L'Jarius
2020:4/138:KAN
Louisiana Tech
CB
38
6-0
192
1
2023
$939K
$476K
$463K
Sorensen, Daniel
2014:UDFA:KAN
Brig. Young
S
49
6-2
208
7
2021
$1.2M
$2.5M
-$1.3M
Thornhill, Juan
2019:2/63:KAN
Virginia
S
22
6-0
205
2
2022
$1.3M
$688K
$570K
Thuney, Joe
2016:3/78:NWE
N. Carolina St.
G
62
6-5
308
5
2025
$4.5M
$31.9M
-$27.4M
Townsend, Tommy
2020:UDFA:KAN
Florida
P
5
6-2
176
1
2022
$783K
$5K
$778K
Wanogho, Prince Tega
2020:6/210:PHI
Auburn
T
70
6-5
308
1
2021
$477K
$0K
$477K
Ward, Charvarius
2018:UDFA:DAL
Middle Tenn. St.
CB
35
6-1
200
3
2021
$3.4M
$0K
$3.4M
Watts, Armani
2018:4/124:KAN
Texas A&M
S
23
5-11
205
3
2021
$1.1M
$158K
$930K
Wharton, Tershawn
2020:UDFA:KAN
Missouri S&T
DT
98
6-4
255
1
2022
$782K
$3K
$778K
Williams, Darrel
2018:UDFA:KAN
LSU
RB
31
6-1
229
3
2021
$1.6M
$880K
$714K
Winchester, James
2013:UDFA:PHI
Oklahoma
LS
41
6-3
240
8
2023
$1.1M
$0K
$1.1M
Wylie, Andrew
2017:UDFA:IND
E. Michigan
G
77
6-6
309
4
2021
$920K
$0K
$920K
Practice Squad Pos
No.
Hgt
Wgt
Exp
Thru
Hit
Dead
Svgs
Bootle, Dicaprio
2021:UDFA:KAN
Nebraska
CB
2
5-10
195
0
2023
$28K
$0K
$28K
Broughton, Cortez
2019:7/242,LAC
Cincinnati
DT
79
6-2
293
2
2021
$28K
$0K
$28K
Bushman, Matt
2021:UDFA:LVR
Brig. Young
TE
-
6-5
240
0
2021
$9K
$0K
$9K
Calhoun, Shilique
2016:3/75:LVR
Michigan St.
LB
92
6-4
260
5
2021
$168K
$0K
$168K
Dieter, Gehrig
2017:UDFA:KAN
Alabama
WR
12
6-2
208
4
2021
$166K
$0K
$166K
Edwards, Austin
2020:UDFA:ATL
Ferris St.
DE
97
6-5
280
1
2021
$92K
$0K
$92K
Fountain, Daurice
2018:5/159:IND
N. Iowa
WR
82
6-1
210
3
2021
$28K
$0K
$28K
Griffin-Stewart, Nakia
2020:UDFA:GNB
Pittsburgh
TE
48
6-5
260
1
2021
$18K
$0K
$18K
Harris, Darius
2020:UDFA:KAN
Middle Tenn. St.
LB
47
6-2
238
1
2021
$28K
$0K
$28K
Jackson, Josh
2018:2/45:GNB
Iowa
CB
20
6-0
196
3
2021
$28K
$0K
$28K
Key, Devon
2021:UDFA:KAN
W. Kentucky
S
24
6-1
210
0
2021
$166K
$0K
$166K
McGuire, Elijah
2017:6/188:NYJ
La.-Lafayette
RB
24
5-10
214
4
2021
$182K
$0K
$182K
Powell, Cornell
2021:5/181:KAN
Clemson
WR
14
6-0
204
0
2021
$166K
$0K
$166K
Sullivan, Elijah
2021:UDFA:SFO
Kansas St.
LB
43
6-0
215
0
2021
$166K
$0K
$166K
Thompson, Darwin
2019:6/214:KAN
Utah St.
RB
34
5-8
200
2
2022
$0K
$0K
$0K
Williams, Darryl
2020:UDFA:KAN
Mississippi St.
C
61
6-2
304
1
2021
$83K
$0K
$83K
Reserve/Injured, Practicing Pos
No.
Hgt
Wgt
Exp
Thru
Hit
Dead
Svgs
Lammons, Chris
2018:UDFA:ATL
S. Carolina
DB
26
5-10
190
3
2021
$780K
$0K
$780K
Saunders, Khalen
2019:3/84:KAN
W. Illinois
DT
99
6-0
324
2
2022
$1.1M
$458K
$646K
Reserve/COVID Pos
No.
Hgt
Wgt
Exp
Thru
Hit
Dead
Svgs
Vital, Mark
2021:UDFA:SEA
Baylor
TE
80
6-5
250
0
2021
$156K
$0K
$156K
Reserve/Injured Pos
No.
Hgt
Wgt
Exp
Thru
Hit
Dead
Svgs
Fortson, Jody
2019:UDFA:KAN
Valdosta St.
TE
88
6-4
226
2
2021
$497K
$0K
$497K
Niang, Lucas
2020:3/96:KAN
TCU
T
67
6-6
315
1
2024
$872K
$847K
$25K
Remmers, Mike
2012:UDFA:DEN
Oregon St.
T
75
6-5
310
9
2021
$3.3M
$3.1M
$250K
Reserve/NFI Pos
No.
Hgt
Wgt
Exp
Thru
Hit
Dead
Svgs
Herring, Malik
2021:UDFA:KAN
Georgia
LB
97
6-3
275
0
2023
$587K
$125K
$462K
Reserve/Future Pos
No.
Hgt
Wgt
Exp
Thru
Hit
Dead
Svgs
Bayless, Omar
2020:UDFA:CAR
Arkansas St.
WR
-
6-3
207
1
2022
$0K
$0K
$0K
Franks, Jordan
2018:UDFA:CIN
Cent. Florida
TE
-
6-4
240
3
2022
$0K
$0K
$0K
Jennings, Gary
2019:4/120:SEA
W. Virginia
WR
-
6-1
216
2
2022
$0K
$0K
$0K
Jr., Lorenzo Neal
2021:UDFA:NOR
St. Thomas
DE
-
6-3
325
0
2022
$0K
$0K
$0K
Knox, Brenden
2021:UDFA:DAL
Marshall
RB
-
6-0
223
0
2022
$0K
$0K
$0K
Sexton, Mathew
2021:UDFA:PIT
E. Michigan
WR
-
5-11
175
0
2022
$0K
$0K
$0K
Stills, Darius
2021:UDFA:LVR
W. Virginia
DE
-
6-1
282
0
2022
$0K
$0K
$0K

Calculation of current salary cap space:

Salary data shown in the table is from Spotrac.com for the 2021 season, which estimated the team’s 2021 salary cap space at $3.5 million.

That figure is based on a total 2021 team salary cap of $182.5 million, $5.9 million in rollover and adjustments from 2020 and $16.5 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 2021 cap space should be $3.5 million.

PLEASE NOTE: Now that the 2021 regular season has concluded, Spotrac has already shifted over to 2022 calculations, estimating that with 30 players under contract for next season, the Chiefs will have $24.8 million in cap space. That figure is based on a total 2022 team salary cap of $202.8 million, $3.5 million in rollover and adjustments from 2021 and $2.3 million in dead cap from previously-released players. Once the team’s 2021 postseason has concluded, figures in our tables will shift to Spotrac’s 2022 values.


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