6 Chiefs Already on the Chopping Block Before OTAs

These Chiefs are already on the bubble before OTAs begin
Kansas City Chiefs, Rashee Rice
Kansas City Chiefs, Rashee Rice / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Rashee Rice, Wide Receiver

Rashee Rice was the top receiver for the Chiefs as a rookie, hauling in 79 passes for 938 yards and seven touchdowns in the regular season. He added 262 yards and another touchdown on 26 receptions in the playoffs, proving to be a legit weapon.

The sky is the limit for the second-round pick out of SMU, but he's doing everything he can to pour cold water on his potential.

Rice has been in the news for all the wrong reasons this offseason. First, he was hit with eight criminal charges stemming from a high-speed wreck. The most serious charge he's facing is aggravated assault after several people were injured in the accident. In addition to the criminal charges, Rice is facing two civil suits.

Now, Rice is facing another legal issue after being accused of assault. In the latest incident, it was said he "assaulted a photographer after luring him back to a downtown Dallas nightclub under the premise he was being hired to take pictures."

NFL teams often give leniency to talented players so there's a chance Rice won't be in danger of losing his job despite facing suspension from the league. Then again, the Chiefs have shown they will only tolerate so much before moving on.

In 2018, they cut ties with second-year player Kareem Hunt — who was the defending NFL Rushing Yardage Leader. Hunt was a major weapon for the Chiefs with 2,151 rushing yards, 833 receiving yards, and 25 total touchdowns in 27 games. He was in the midst of a dominant campaign that included 14 touchdowns in 11 games when Kansas City sent him packing after a video was released of him in an altercation with a female.

As talented as Rice is, it's safe to say Hunt was better when he was let go. Throw in the fact that Kansas City added Hollywood Brown and met with Zay Jones and Rice might want to start trying to get his life back on track in a hurry.

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