Kansas City Chiefs: First Wave Of Final Cuts Surprise Some Fans

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Kansas City Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey
Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /

The Kansas City Chiefs have begun the difficult task of cutting the roster down to just 53 players.  General Manager John Dorsey told reporters earlier this preseason that this would be a tough group to cut down.

Kansas City Chiefs fans have witnessed a rebirth of Chiefs football over the past several years.  The Andy Reid/John Dorsey era has gotten off to a quality start that includes knocking off some big time baggage.  That baggage includes the Chiefs first playoff victory since Joe Montana was the quarterback.  The success of the Chiefs is due in large part to the excellent work of John Dorsey in building the roster.  However, that success has created a new challenge.

Earlier this preseason, the Chiefs General Manager told reporters that this was a very strong roster.  Dorsey emphasized that a lot of the players the Chiefs would have to cut would end up playing for another franchise.  That is not something that could be said after four years of Scott Pioli at the helm.

However, a strong roster means that there will be some surprises when the cuts are made.  That has certainly been the case so far for the Chiefs.  A number of veteran players have already been sent off, including some that had strong support from fans.  That continued this week as the Chiefs began making their final cuts yesterday.

John Dorsey and his staff especially made moves in the secondary, where all of a sudden there aren’t that many players left.  The Chiefs front office also made their first big decision at quarterback.  The day was highlighted by a trade though as KC looked to add some more draft day fire power.  The Chiefs are making difficult decisions right now, but here are some of the most surprising.

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