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Kansas City Chiefs shortlisted in 2022: full 53-man squad revealed

Kansas City Chiefs shortlisted in 2022: full 53-man squad revealed

The Kansas City Chiefs They made cuts to reduce the team’s active roster to 53 players before the NFL deadline.

Most likely, this will not be the exact slate that will start the season against the Arizona Cardinals a week after Sunday. Some players will likely be removed over the coming days to make way for other players who have been removed before – or players from other teams that are now available. This is just the starting point for 2022.


crime (26)


Quarterback (3): Patrick Mahomes, Chad Henney, Shane Boychel

For the first time in three cuts, the Chiefs chose to keep three quarterbacks, which seemed to be Andy Reed’s rule prior to the 2018 cut. Henne is still the Mahomes’ backup, but the Chiefs seem to have concluded that waiving Buechele would have resulted in him claiming him before. A team like the Arizona Cardinals – who tried to do it last year – or the New York Giants, who were the offensive coordinator. He is now former quarterback coach Mike Kafka. When asked about Buechele on Tuesday, Reed confirmed he was coming out of a “good game” against the Green Bay Packers – when he threw for 166 yards and two touchdowns.

Running appearance (4): Clyde Edwards Heller, Jerick McKinnon, Izia Pacheco, Ronald Jones

With Tuesday’s deadline approaching, it looked like running back Jones was a “walking cut guy” of sorts, but his third preseason game convinced the Chiefs to keep him on their starting roster. Jones had eight gigs for 43 yards. Andy Reed, the Kansas City coach, routinely points out that “you can never have too many runners-up,” and perhaps that should have been a sign that Chiefs would keep Jones, who provides extra depth if starter Clyde Edwards Heller sustains an injury. other.

“I thought RoJo did a great job in the long run, and we know what he’s capable of,” Reid said. “It’s a matter of being comfortable in the attack. [We] Throwing so much on their back, it seemed like he was starting to get the stretch there. A good football player.”

Defenders (1): Michael Burton

The leader’s defender was not seen during the media look on Tuesday, but don’t worry. Burton He was reportedly exempted from the practice due to the birth of his daughter. Reed’s full-back commitment is still alive and well.

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Broad receptors (5): JoJo Smith-Schuster, Marquis Valdes-Scantling, Mikol Hardman, Skye Moore, Justin Watson

The chiefs retaining only five wide receivers was somewhat of a surprise—particularly because of the well-known upside of Daurice Fountain special teams. We knew the top four players on this list would definitely make the team – and Watson impressed Mahomes throughout pre-season and pre-season. Pay attention to the wide receivers that make up the coaching staff (for now, it sounds like Cory Coleman and Cornell Powell), as these two players will be the first players should one of the five receivers in the 53-player roster get injured.

Narrow Ends (4): Travis Kelsey, Jodi Fortson, Noah Gray, Blake Bell

Having Bale on the roster is simply procedural, as hip surgery will sideline him for at least part of the 2022 season. In order for Bale to be placed in injured reserve with a chance to return, he had to make the 53-man roster. You may remember Kansas City He did something similar with midfielder Chad Henney before the 2019 season. Bill will be put on the casualty reserve in the coming days.

Offensive Navigators (9): Orlando Brown Jr., Joe Thony, Creed Humphrey, Trey Smith, Andrew Wylie, Jeron Christian, Nick Allegretti, Prince Teja Wanugu, Darianne Kennard

In just over a year, the Chiefs have gone from one of the worst offensive line positions in the league to one of the best. The base five were set, with Andrew Wiley getting the right tackle position at the start throughout training camp and pre-season. The Chiefs have options with Geron Christian and Prince Tega Wanogho, and Nick Allegretti can play center and two guard positions in case of emergency. Over the past month or so, we’ve watched Kinnard’s look go from right starting to address the possibility of the project, but it’s likely that the heads will choose to keep it here to prevent another team’s claim; Kinnard is not likely to be active for most of the season. Notably, Chiefs are hoping to bring Austin Reiter back into the coaching staff, giving them more depth in the center behind Allegretti.


Defense (24)


Defensive Interventions (4): Chris Jones, Derek Nadi, Tarshawn Wharton, Calin Saunders

The prevailing thought was that the president would keep five defensive tackles, choosing between Danny Shelton or Taylor Stallworth behind Khalen Saunders after his strong play. But the Chiefs tended to maintain two more defensive goals, which makes sense, considering we’ve seen more mix-and-match on the inside from new defensive line coach Joe Cullen. Showing these kinds of looks is supposed to allow the Chiefs to keep their Top 10 athletes on their streak, which they seem to have done.

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Defensive Ends (6): Frank Clark, George Karlavtis, Carlos Dunlap, Mike Dana, Malik Hering, Josh Kendo

The top four defensive ends—Frank Clark, rookie George Karlavtes, Carlos Dunlap and Mike Dana—were always locks on the Chiefs’ starting roster. Based on the last point regarding defensive interventions, General Manager Brett Fitch and the team’s defensive coaching staff chose to continue. Both Owner Hering and Josh Kendo instead of just choosing one. Both Herring and Kaindoh showed progress during training camp and pre-season, which likely prompted the club to keep them.

Back (4): Nick Bolton, Willie Jay Jr., Darius Harris, Leo Chenal

we He wondered if the Chiefs would release linebacker Jermaine Carter Jr. Despite his secured money. As we found out on Tuesday, the answer was “yes.” Carter played with the second team for most of the training camp, and he could never break through. Nick Bolton, Willie Jay Jr. and Elijah Lee are the expected starters in base defense, even with Lee’s firing here. as such mentioned for the first time before Kansas City StarAnd the Lee will be joining the Chiefs after the team’s procedural move with Bill (as noted above). As the season goes on, I think Liu Chenle could make his way into this starting mix in place of Lee.

Cornbucks (6): Garros Snead, Rashad Fenton, Trent McDuffy, Joshua Williams, Jaylene Watson, Chris Lamons

The Chiefs know their starters in week one, with Fenton and McDuffie expecting outside with Sneed inside at the nickel. At least to start the year, McDuffie is likely to walk off the field in base defense as Steve Spagnuolo relies on his veterans. Behind the Beginners, the Chiefs admire what they saw of rookie fourth-placed Williams and rookie seventh-placed Watson, both slightly taller than McDuffie. Lammons take out the room—mostly because of what they present to bosses on special teams.

Number (4): Juan Thornhill, Justin Reed, Brian Cook, Dionne Bush

The first three bosses here love their look of the three’s safety. Bosch, a key player on the special teams, provides some depth in the event of injury. Dave Tope, special teams coordinator, said Bosch will replace everything that Armani Watts did in the special teams chiefs in 2021.

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specialists (3)


Placekicker (1): Harrison Boetker

Panter (1): Tommy Townsend

Long Snapper (1): James Winchester

There was never a question when it came to the chiefs’ specialists. Reserve kicking in the safety room.


Under contract, not counted on the active list (2)


Reserve/injured (lost season) (1): WR Justyn Ross

Reserve/Pup (1): OL Lucas Niang


Removed from a list of 80 men (25)


  • waived: QB Dustin KaramRB Taeyeon Fleet DavisWR Aaron Parker pound Mike Rose OL Vitaly Gormans Devon Keys Zayn AndersonAnd the OL Mike CalendoWR Cornell Powell pound Jack Cochrane TE Jordan Franks, pound Azure Camaracb DiCaprio bottleDT Matt DickersonRB Geryon Elis Nazih JohnsonDE Kehinde Oginni
  • Resigned / injured: TE Matt Bushman
  • chest: OL Roderick JohnsonWR Josh GordonDT Taylor Stallworth, DT Danny SheltonWR Doris Fountainlb Elijah Leelb Jermaine Carter Jr WR Corey Coleman, OL Austin Reiter
  • Traded in another team: no one
  • Placed on reserve/non-football related injury: no one
  • Placed in Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform: OL Lucas Niang
  • Reserved/injured (end of season): WR Justin Ross
  • Concessions claimed: no one
  • Signed free agents: no one
  • Acquired through trade: no one

Training squad (up to 16)


The Chiefs won’t be able to start building most of their coaching squad until 3 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) Wednesday, the deadline to claim players waived by other teams; Most of the players who will occupy the coaching staff will have previously been exempted from Chiefs’ 80-man roster, so they should clear the waiver first. But under the rules in place for the 2022 season, up to six of the 16 players who can continue in their squad can have any amount of league experience. So it is possible that the chiefs will sign some coaching staff players from the pool of veteran players who have just been released by other teams – who won’t have to go through the exemptions – before Wednesday’s deadline.