6 Chiefs Who Could Be Cut Prior to Training Camp

Could these 6 players be on the way out as the Kansas City Chiefs prepare for training camp?
Kansas City Chiefs, Kadarius Toney
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4. Gerritt Prince, TE

Travis Kelce is the gold standard at tight end in the NFL. The 12th-year veteran performs at the level of a No. 1 wide receiver and has been so dominant that his 984-yard campaign in 2023 felt like a slow season. While that's not the case for most tight ends, it kind of was for Kelce, who had gone for more than 1,000 yards the seven seasons before that.

His consistency is elite as well. Kelce played in just one game as a rookie but then in 2014, he had 67 receptions for 862 yards — and has never finished with receptions or yardage totals lower than that.

Entering 2024, he's nearing the end of the line since he will turn 35 in October but he's still expected to be a stud. He's also not alone with the Chiefs building a strong stable at the position.

Noah Gray is currently the TE2 and has developed into a trusted receiver. He had 305 yards and two touchdowns in 28 receptions this past season. Behind him will be rookie fourth-round pick Jared Wiley. An intriguing player from TCU, Wiley stands 6-foot-6 and 250 pounds and has the makings of a long-term starter.

As if that wasn't enough, Kansas City signed Irv Smith, Jr. in the offseason as well. A second-round pick for the Minnesota Vikings in 2019, Smith hasn't lived up to the hype he had coming out of Alabama but he's still a talented player who could be a weapon with Andy Reid calling plays.

All of that makes it tough for Gerrit Prince to find a role. Undrafted out of UAB in 2022, Prince started his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He spent 2023 on the Chiefs practice squad but is buried too deep to make an impact.