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Kansas City Chiefs 2021 final cutdown tracker

Following all the moves the Chiefs make as they get their roster down to 53 players before Tuesday’s deadline

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By 3 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) on Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs must remove 27 players from their 80-man active roster in order to get it down to the in-season limit of 53 players. The Chiefs will eventually release a complete list of all of their moves — but until then, word of some of them will be trickling out.

Here, we’ll track all the roster moves the Chiefs are reported to have made.

For more information about all the types of moves the Chiefs (and the rest of the NFL’s teams) can make to trim their rosters, check out our roster cutdown reference.

With each new report, we’re also updating our Chiefs roster page, so you can easily see how many players are left in each position group.


  • Current roster size: 53
  • Waived: CB/LB Zayne Anderson, WR Dalton Shoen, WR Darrius Shepherd, DE Demone Harris, LB Omari Cobb, DE Austin Edwards, S Devon Key, OL Wyatt Miller, WR Maurice Ffrench, RB Derrick Gore, RB Darwin Thompson, C Darryl Williams, CB Marlon Character, QB Shane Buechele, DB Dicaprio Bootle, DT Tyler Clark, DB Rodney Clemons, DB BoPete Keyes, WR Cornell Powell, LB Emmanuel Smith, T Prince Tega Wanogho, DE Tim Ward
  • Waived/injured: None
  • Released: WR Gehrig Dieter, WR Marcus Kemp
  • Traded to another team: OL Yasir Durant
  • Placed on Reserve/Non-Football Injury: LB Malik Herring
  • Placed on Reserve/Physically-unable-to-perform: OL Kyle Long
  • Placed on Reserve/Injured (ending season): None
  • Claimed on waivers: None
  • Free agents signed: None
  • Acquired through trade: None

Reported Chiefs roster moves

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