3. Matt Bushman
Bushman was thought to have a shot at making the roster as a fourth tight end, or even as the third over Blake Bell, but he struggled in his final preseason game and Blake regained control of the battle.
While he did haul in a touchdown pass late in the third quarter vs. the Browns, Bushman dropped a pass earlier that became a pick-six for Cleveland and didn’t do enough to separate himself from Bell.
A former star at BYU, Bushman’s receiving chops and smooth agility make him a logical fit in Kansas City’s offense. I expect him to find space on a roster or practice squad, as he’s shown the ability to play both tight end and on special teams.
With a roster as crowded as the Chiefs’, unfortunate cuts have to be made. I’d normally think Kansas City would keep Bushman, but the likelihood that the organization keeps four running backs and seven receivers means cuts have to come somewhere.
In this situation, I think the tight end room trims to three and Bushman is the odd man out.