KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With the preseason complete, here is one final attempt at projecting the Kansas City Chiefs' 53-player roster. The Chiefs must cut their roster from 76 players to 53 by Saturday afternoon.
It seems the biggest issue now is whether the Chiefs will keep two or three quarterbacks instead of who that third quarterback might be. I don't sense the Chiefs are ready to give up on Bray.
I'm gambling that the Chiefs will keep a fourth back. It could certainly be three. I'm gambling that fourth back is Davis. It could be Darrin Reaves.
FULLBACK (1): Anthony Sherman
The Chiefs don't need to cut anyone to get to one fullback.
There's been speculation the Chiefs will unload Wilson, but that's unlikely. They would have showcased him Thursday if they were hoping to trade him. De'Anthony Thomas and Frankie Hammond Jr. finished the preseason well, but I don't see roster room for them.
The Chiefs have depth here and could keep Brian Parker, but it's going to be difficult to keep four tight ends when they're keeping four running backs.
The final three are the backups and they've all started NFL games before.
The Chiefs have players here, notably Rakeem Nunez-Roches and David King, who they might like to keep. But they won't be able to.
The season-ending injury to Josh Mauga opened a spot for an inside linebacker. I'm giving it to Alexander.
There won't be room for Marcus Cooper, a former starter.
A former starter at cornerback, Jamell Fleming, could get squeezed out.
They are the only kicker, punter and deep snapper the Chiefs have.