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3 Chiefs Whose Jobs Still Aren't Safe After Surviving the Trade Deadline

These Chiefs are still auditioning for their jobs next season
Kadarius Toney has just two targets over the last two weeks as he's seen his snap count plummet
Kadarius Toney has just two targets over the last two weeks as he's seen his snap count plummet / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Marquez Valdes-Scantling - Wide Receiver

The Chiefs don't have much of a choice at this point but to keep trotting Skyy Moore out there despite his struggles, though they don't have to keep playing Valdes-Scantling.

After popping in Week 7 for 84 yards and a TD in his only productive outing of the season, Valdes-Scantling immediately fell back to Earth in the Broncos loss. He caught just two of four targets for 27 yards and fumbled one of those catches, allowing Denver to take a 14-3 lead.

If you exclude the Chargers game, Valdes-Scantling has a pathetic nine catches for 143 yards through seven games. For a player with the sixth-highest salary cap hit on the entire roster, that's completely inexcusable.

Given the young players that'll need contracts in the near future like Nick Bolton, Creed Humphrey, Trent McDuffie and others along with potential negotiations for a Chris Jones extension, the Chiefs have to cut costs somewhere.

Valdes-Scantling was a hero in the AFC Championship game, but there's little reason for him to be in Kansas City next year. He's been one of the league's worst receivers this season and needs to turn things around in a hurry if he wants to stick around.

On the subject of saving money, one defensive player looks like an obvious salary cap casualty as well.