Chiefs Roster Down To the NFL Mandated 53

GM Brett Veach and head coach Andy Reid had to make hard decisions ahead of Week 1’s trip to Arizona to play the Cardinals. 

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The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the club has waived/released 22 players in addition to other roster moves in order to meet the NFL’s mandated 53-player roster. Clubs can set their 16-man practice squad roster beginning tomorrow, Aug. 31, at approximately 1 p.m. 

WAIVED/RELEASED: 

DB Zayne Anderson 

CB DiCaprio Bootle 

TE Matt Bushman (Injury settlement) 

OL Mike Caliendo 

LB Jermaine Carter Jr.

LB Jack Cochrane 

WR Corey Coleman 

RB Jerrion Ealy 

DT Matt Dickerson 

WR Daurice Fountain 

TE Jordan Franks 

WR Josh Gordon 

G Vitaliy Gurman 

S Nazeeh Johnson 

DE Azur Kamara 

S Devon Key 

LB Elijah Lee (will be back, Bell to IR) DL Kehinde Oginni-Hassan 

WR Cornell Powell 

DT Danny Shelton 

DT Taylor Stallworth 

RESERVE/INJURED 

WR Justyn Ross 

RESERVE/PUP 

TE Blake Bell 

T Lucas Niang

This will not be the end of moves made by Veach & co.

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