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Kansas City Chiefs roster cuts following 2021 training camp

NFL teams are cutting down to the 53-player maximum. We’ll break down the moves as the Kansas City Chiefs sort out their roster decisions.

Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs watches from the sidelines during the first half of the NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 20, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs look to make a third straight Super Bowl appearance in the 2021 season, hoping to avenge a bitter loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the final game of the 2020 season. The Chiefs will once again feature a high-powered offense led by QB Patrick Mahomes, WR Tyreek Hill and TE Travis Kelce.

The most intriguing position for Kansas City is the receiver group, notably the receiver on the opposite side of Hill. Demarcus Robinson and Byron Pringle has filled the role previously, but Mecole Hardman appears to be emerging as the favorite this season. He was a gadget player for two seasons but could have a prominent role in a pass-heavy offense this year.

*Player who was waived with an injury designation and has reverted back to the team’s injured reserve list

Chiefs ​53-man roster following roster cuts

Kansas City Chiefs, 53-man roster

Position Name
Position Name
CB Deandre Baker
CB Rashad Fenton
CB Mike Hughes
CB Chris Lammons
CB L'Jarius Sneed
CB Charvarius Ward
DE Frank Clark
DE Mike Danna
DE Joshua Kaindoh
DE Alex Okafor
DT Chris Jones
DT Derrick Nnadi
DT Jarran Reed
DT Khalen Saunders
DT Tershawn Wharton
FB Michael Burton
G Nick Allegretti
G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
G Andrew Wylie
K Harrison Butker
LB Nick Bolton
LB Willie Gay
LB Darius Harris
LB Anthony Hitchens
LB Ben Niemann
LB Dorian O'Daniel
LS James Winchester
OL Austin Blythe
OL Creed Humphrey
OL Lucas Niang
OL Trey Smith
OL Joe Thuney
P Tommy Townsend
QB Chad Henne
QB Patrick Mahomes
RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire
RB Jerick McKinnon
RB Darrel Williams
S Tyrann Mathieu
S Daniel Sorensen
S Juan Thornhill
S Armani Watts
T Orlando Brown
T Mike Remmers
TE Blake Bell
TE Jody Fortson
TE Noah Gray
TE Travis Kelce
WR Daurice Fountain
WR Mecole Hardman
WR Tyreek Hill
WR Byron Pringle
WR Demarcus Robinson
Reserve Injured
Elijah McGuire Elijah McGuire
Chad Williams Chad Williams
Reserve Injured
Malik Herring Malik Herring
Reserve PUP
Kyle Long Kyle Long
Reserve Retired
Nick Keizer Nick Keizer

Chiefs ​roster cuts

  • QB Shane Buechele
  • QB Anthony Gordon
  • RB Derrick Gore
  • RB Darwin Thompson
  • WR Antonio Callaway
  • WR Gehrig Dieter
  • WR Maurice Ffrench
  • WR Marcus Kemp
  • WR Cornell Powell
  • WR Dalton Schoen
  • WR Darrius Shepherd
  • WR Chad Williams
  • TE Evan Baylis
  • OT Wyatt Miller
  • OL Prince Tega Wanogho
  • C Darryl Williams
  • G Bryan Witzmann
  • DE Taco Charlton
  • DE Austin Edwards
  • DE Demone Harris
  • DE Tim Ward
  • DT Tyler Clark
  • LB Omari Cobb
  • LB Riley Cole
  • LB Emmanuel Smith
  • CB Zayne Anderson
  • CB Chris Lammons
  • DB Zayne Anderson
  • DB Dicaprio Bootle
  • DB Marlon Character
  • DB Rodney Clemons
  • DB Devon Key
  • DB BoPete Keyes
  • DB Will Parks
  • DB Manny Patterson