4 Chiefs WRs on Chopping Block After Mecole Hardman Signing

Mecole Hardman signed a one-year deal to return to the Chiefs
Mecole Hardman signed a one-year deal to return to the Chiefs / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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4. Justyn Ross

This looks like the end of the road for Justyn Ross with the Chiefs. There are too many receivers ahead of him on the depth chart and Ross failed to stand out in his limited snaps last year. With more capable players now around like Hollywood Brown and Xavier Worthy, Ross has a miniscule chance to make the 53-man roster.

He won Chiefs Kingdom over with an excellent preseason but managed only six catches for 53 yards on the season. That's more than someone like Remigio or Montrell Washington had, though early reports indicate the Chiefs favor both of those guys over Ross as things stand.

Ross could still stand out in training camp but I think it's far more likely he winds up on the practice squad than playing with Kansas City.

He's showcased impressive red-zone ability throughout OTAs, theoretically representing a skillset that other Chiefs receivers don't have. Brown, Worthy, Toney, and Hardman are all relatively small. Ross is 6'4", 210 LBs and can high-point a ball in the air to make a contested catch.

Utilizing that skillset is the key to his argument for the roster. The Chiefs have struggled in the red zone in recent years and Ross could help in that area of the field.

However, that was true in the 2023 season as well when Ross barely saw snaps. With how deep Kansas City suddenly is at wide receiver, I think the ship has sailed on Ross' chances with the team.

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