Top 5 Headlines 8/30: 53-man Roster Predictions

Posted Aug 30, 2014

Daily headlines to keep you up-to-date on the latest Chiefs news from local and national media

1. The Star’s 53‐man Chiefs roster prediction

“ With NFL teams mandated to get down from 75 to 53 man by 3 p.m. Saturday, here’s my roster prediction, with the caveat the Chiefs will likely scour the market for upgrades at the backend of the roster.

Quarterbacks (3) — Alex Smith, Chase Daniel, Aaron Murray: After Reid’s revelation regarding Tyler Bray, who apparently suffered ankle and knee injuries, I expect these three to make the roster with Bray headed to injured reserve. How timely. ” READ MORE…

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2. Bray injuries could be convenient for Chiefs

“ Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid revealed knee and ankle injuries to quarterback Tyler Bray that otherwise went undetected in the final preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. These injuries could be the Chiefs' way out of their quarterback dilemma.

"He got banged up a little bit last night and I hope he’s OK," Reid said. ” READ MORE…

3. Chiefs turn attention to roster, regular season

“ KANSAS CITY, Mo. ‐‐ After four preseason clunkers, the Kansas City Chiefs know things are about to get real.

General manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid were planning to meet Friday to discuss final roster cuts, which are due Saturday afternoon. Then, they get a chance to sign waived players on Sunday before starting preparations for their regular‐season opener against Tennessee. ” READ MORE…

4. Andy Reid not concerned about WR depth

“ The Chiefs have nine receivers on their roster heading into Saturday’s final round of roster cuts. The seven who injuries and suspensions aside would be serious roster candidates are Bowe, fellow starter Donnie Avery, Hemingway, Williams, Jenkins, Frankie Hammond Jr. and Albert Wilson. The others are Mark Harrison and Fred Williams.

Hammond and Hemingway would take Bowe’s snaps against Tennessee. Including Avery, Wilson and Williams and Jenkins (if healthy), the Chiefs would have enough receivers to get through the Titans game. ” READ MORE…

5. Hammond’s Development Shows Practice Squad Importance

“ Last year as a rookie, receiver Frankie Hammond Jr. wasn’t part of that 53-man roster for the Chiefs. But after being released and going unclaimed through waivers, Hammond was signed to the Chiefs practice squad.

Hammond used his time on the practice squad to learn and develop. ” READ MORE…

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