The KC Chiefs were fortunate to not lose any of their wide receivers this offseason. How many will they carry on their 2020 roster?
Every NFL team gets to carry two extra players in 2020, making it a 55-man roster rather than the usual 53-man roster. That gives the Kansas City Chiefs a little more flexibility when deciding who else to carry on their active roster this year.
It looked like the Chiefs might lose at least two wide receivers after their Super Bowl LIV victory, but Sammy Watkins was willing to restructure his contract and Demarcus Robinson didn’t get the buzz on the free agent market that he was hoping for, so he returned to Kansas City on a one-year deal.
That gives the Chiefs the same exact wide receiver corp they had a season ago when they won the Super Bowl and puts them in a nice spot moving forward.
The KC Chiefs will surely carry those same wide receivers in 2020.
Obviously Watkins and Tyreek Hill will be the two starters. The Chiefs will also have Robinson and Mecole Hardman on their roster and likely Byron Pringle as well, as he showed flashes of potential in 2019.
That gives the Chiefs five receivers right there, but how many others will they carry on their roster?
Last year, the team had a total of seven receivers on their roster and that’s likely to be the case again in 2020. Last year, the other two receivers on the roster were Gehrig Dieter and De’Anthony Thomas, but Thomas didn’t finish the season in Kansas City.
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Dieter is still currently on the roster, which is odd considering he’s done next to nothing during his time in Kansas City. Hopefully this is the year the Chiefs go in a different direction and potentially give a UDFA a chance to make a splash.
Here are the other receivers currently listed on the roster:
All of these players are UDFAs, as the Chiefs didn’t draft any wide receivers so there aren’t any new names on the team through the draft. Out of this bunch, Lipscomb has some money tied up in him, signing a three-year deal with the team after being signed as an undrafted free agent.
Fortson spent last year on the practice squad and that could help his case when it comes to making the roster this year. He spent his college career at Valdosta State and won a National Title with them in 2018.
It’ll be interesting to see what the Kansas City Chiefs decide to do at the wide receiver position this year, but we know for certain that Hill, Watkins, Hardman, and Robinson are locks to make the roster and Pringle is close to a lock.
How many others will make the roster at the receiver position?