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The Kansas City Chiefs ended a perfect preseason Friday night with a 28-25 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Now they have to fix their 53-man list.
Who will play for the two-time AFC defending champions this year?
We will soon find out where the NFL mandates all 32 clubs to cut their rosters to 53 players coming Tuesday afternoon. For the Kansas City Chiefs, it will not be easy to get to that number, as abundant youth and veterans have earned a shot.
So how will it shake out? Here is our best guess.
The Kansas City Chiefs projected 53 men
QB: Patrick Mahomes, Chad Henne (2)
RB: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Jerick McKinnon, Darrel Williams (3)
FB: Michael Burton (1)
WR: Tyreek Hill, Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson, Byron Pringle, Daurice Fountain, Marcus Kemp (6)
YOU: Travis Kelce, Blake Bell, Noah Gray, Jody Fortson (4)
BEER: Orlando Brown Jr., Joe Thuney, Creed Humphrey, Trey Smith, Lucas Niang, Mike Remmers, Austin Blythe, Kyle Long, Andrew Wylie (9)
DL: Frank Clark, Chris Jones, Derrick Nnadi, Jarran Reed, Kahlen Saunders, Tershawn Wharton, Tim Ward, Alex Okafor, Mike Danna, Joshua Kindoah (10)
LB: Anthony Hitchens, Ben Niemann, Willie Gay, Nick Bolton, Dorian O’Daniel (5)
CB: L’Jarius Sneed, Rashad Fenton, Charvarius Ward, Mike Hughes, DeAndre Baker, BoPete Keyes (6)
S: Tyrant Mathieu, Juan Thornhill, Dan Sorensen, Armani Watts (4)
K: Harrison Butker (1)
P: Tommy Townsend (1)
LS: James Winchester (1)
How accurate is this? We can visit Tuesday night again when the league has each team. So far, it seems that about a dozen places are up for grabs in Kansas City.