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Chiefs’ final cutdown tracker: Team reaches 53-player limit

Following the moves Kansas City makes as it brings its 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 38 players from their 90-man active roster in order to get it down to the in-season limit of 53 players. (The roster actually begins with 91 players because the team has had a preseason roster exemption for International Pathways Program player Chukwuebuka (Jason) Godrick).

The team will eventually release a complete list of all of its moves — but until then, word of some of them will be trickling out. Here, we’ll track all the roster moves Kansas City is reported to have made.

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: DB Dicaprio Bootle, TE Matt Bushman, RB Jerrion Ealy, WR Ty Fryfogle, WR Izaiah Gathings, WR Juwan Green, OT Chukwuebuka Godrick, OT Anderson Hardy, DB Lamar Jackson, DE Truman Jones, G Darian Kinnard, DB Duron Lowe, DB Isaiah Norman, WR Cornell Powell, WR Tyrone Scott, DT Chris Williams, RB La’Mical Perine, CB Kahlef Hailassie, DT Daniel Wise, RB Deneric Prince, OT Sebastian Gutierrez, QB Shane Buechele, QB Chris Oladokun, LB Cole Christiansen, S Anthony Cook, CB Ekow Boye-Doe, CB Reese Taylor, DE Joshua Kaindoh, DT Phil Hoskins
  • Waived/injured: G Jermone Carvin, LB Olakunle Fatukasi, WR Nikko Remigio
  • Released: C Austin Reiter, TE Kendall Blanton, DT Danny Shelton, S Deon Bush
  • Traded to another team: WR Ihmir-Smith-Marsette
  • Placed on Reserve/Non-Football Injury: None
  • Placed on Reserve/Physically-unable-to-perform: None
  • Placed on Reserve/Injured (ending season): TE Jody Fortson and S Nazeeh Johnson
  • Placed on Reserve/Did Not Report: DT Chris Jones
  • Placed on Commissioner’s Exempt List: DE Charles Omenihu
  • Claimed on waivers: None
  • Free agents signed: None
  • Acquired through trade: DT Neil Farrell

Reported Chiefs roster moves

  • Wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette has been traded to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a swap of conditional 2025 seventh-round picks, per report.
  • Defensive end Joshua Kaindoh and defensive tackle Phil Hoskins have been waived, per report.
  • Las Vegas Raiders trade defensive tackle Neil Farrell to the Chiefs in exchange for a sixth-round pick, per report.
  • Defensive tackle Danny Shelton and safety Deon Bush have been released, per report.
  • Cornerback Reese Taylor has been waived, per report.
  • Wide receiver Justyn Ross has made the 53-man roster, per report.
  • Cornerback Ekow Boye-Doe has been waived, per report.
  • Safety Anthony Cook has been waived, per report.
  • Linebacker Cole Christiansen has been waived, per report.
  • Defensive end BJ Thompson has made the 53-man roster, per report.
  • Quarterbacks Shane Buechele and Chris Oladokun have been waived, per report.
  • Offensive tackle Sebastian Gutierrez has been waived, per report.
  • Running back Deneric Prince has been waived, per report.
  • Defensive tackle Daniel Wise has been waived, per report.
  • Linebacker Cam Jones has made the 53-man roster, per report.
  • Cornerback Kahlef Hailassie has been waived, per report.
  • Running back La’Mical Perine has been waived, per report.
  • Center Austin Reiter has been released, per report.
  • Tight end Kendall Blanton has been waived, per report.
  • Defensive back Dicaprio Bootle, tight end Matt Bushman, running back Jerrion Ealy, wide receiver Ty Fryfogle, wide receiver Izaiah Gathings, tackle Chukwuebuka Godrick, wide receiver Juwan Green, tackle Anderson Hardy, defensive back Lamar Jackson, defensive end Truman Jones, guard Darian Kinnard, defensive back Duron Lowe, defensive back Isaiah Norman, wide receiver Cornell Powell, wide receiver Tyrone Scott and defensive tackle Chris Williams have been waived, per the Mothership.
  • Guard Jermone Carvin, linebacker Olakunle Fatukasi and wide receiver Nikko Remigio have been waived with injury designations, per the Mothership.
  • Defensive tackle Chris Jones has been placed on the Reserve/Did Not Report list, per the Mothership.
  • Defensive end Charles Omenihu has been placed on the Commissioners Reserve/Exempt list, per the NFL.

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