Ah yes, the Chiefs enjoyed the early portion of their first preseason game Saturday, an eventual loss to the Chicago Bears. Beyond the final outcome, however, the performances from the players proved what was already known before kickoff: The vast majority of roster spots have already been secured.
The more fascinating part is that the game helped reveal the Chiefs’ true depth chart, the changes that have happened since coach Andy Reid welcomed the players to Missouri Western State’s campus in St. Joseph, Mo., for training camp.
The Chiefs still have four more practices this week before camp’s conclusion, but most of the position battles have been decided. Since our previous roster projection, which was more than a month ago and before the start of camp, just five different players have elevated themselves to be in position to earn a place on the Chiefs’ initial 53-man roster.
Some players still have a chance to raise their status if they finish camp better and perform well in the two upcoming preseason games. At this moment, the Chiefs look to be trending toward having a younger collection of players. With just two weeks prior to Aug. 30, the NFL’s mandatory cutdown day, here’s our latest roster projection.
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