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Kansas City Chiefs roster cuts, updates following 2022 training camp

NFL training camp is underway and rosters will be pared down to the 53-player maximum. We’ll break down the moves as the Kansas City Chiefs sort out their roster decisions.

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What will the Kansas City Chiefs’ offense look like without Tyreek Hill? For fantasy purposes, that is the pressing question surrounding this team entering the 2022 season. We’ll see if the likes of JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling can adequately fill the void. Kansas City is still expected to win the AFC West (+175, per DraftKings Sportsbook), and its +1000 odds to win the 2023 Super Bowl trail only the Bills, Bucs and Packers.

With Aug. 30 roster cuts looming, keep an eye on the Chiefs’ backfield, where it seems like veteran Ronald Jones has fallen behind seventh-round rookie Isiah Pacheco on the depth chart. Does that mean RoJo will be visited by “The Turk” before August ends?

Here, we’ll keep track of roster cuts for the Chiefs and what it means for the betting and fantasy football landscape ahead of the 2022 NFL season.

Kansas City Chiefs roster news

Notable names

  • RB Derrick Gore

Gore was waived with an injury settlement after breaking his thumb earlier this month. There were a couple of weeks last season — Week 8 and Week 13, specifically — when he was a fantasy factor.

  • WR Josh Gordon

Gordon’s last impact season was in 2018 with the Patriots, but it seems unlikely we see a return to fantasy relevance.

Full list of roster cuts

August 30

  • QB Dustin Crum
  • RB Jerrion Ealy
  • RB Tayon Fleet-Davis
  • RB Derrick Gore
  • WR Josh Gordon
  • WR Omar Bayless
  • WR Corey Coleman
  • WR Daurice Fountain
  • WR Devin Gray
  • WR Gary Jennings
  • WR Aaron Parker
  • WR Cornell Powell
  • TE Matt Bushman*
  • TE Jordan Franks
  • OT Vitaliy Gurman
  • OT Roderick Johnson
  • OT Evin Ksiezarczyk
  • OT David Steinmetz
  • OG Mike Caliendo
  • C Austin Reiter
  • DE Austin Edwards
  • DE Azur Kamara
  • DE Kehinde Oginni
  • DT Matt Dickerson
  • DT Taylor Stallworth
  • DT Danny Shelton
  • LB Jermaine Carter
  • LB Jack Cochrane
  • LB Elijah Lee
  • LB Mike Rose
  • CB Dicaprio Bootle
  • CB Lonnie Johnson Jr.
  • S Zayne Anderson
  • S Nazeeh Johnson
  • S Devon Key
  • DB Brandin Dandridge
  • DB Nasir Greer

Initial 53-man roster


QB - Patrick Mahomes, Chad Henne, Shane Buechele

WR - JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Mecole Hardman, Skyy Moore, Justin Watson

OL - Orlando Brown Jr., Joe Thuney, Creed Humphrey, Trey Smith, Andrew Wylie, Geron Christian, Nick Allegretti, Prince Tega Wanogho, Darian Kinnard

TE - Travis Kelce, Jody Fortson, Noah Gray, Blake Bell

RB - Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Jerick McKinnon, Isiah Pacheco, Ronald Jones

FB - Michael Burton


DE - Frank Clark, George Karlaftis, Carlos Dunlap, Mike Danna, Malik Herring, Josh Kaindoh

DT - Chris Jones, Derrick Nnadi, Tershawn Wharton, Khalen Saunders

LB - Nick Bolton, Willie Gay Jr., Darius Harris, Leo Chenal

CB - L’Jarius Sneed, Rashad Fenton, Trent McDuffie, Joshua Williams, Jaylen Watson, Chris Lammons

S - Juan Thornhill, Justin Reid, Bryan Cook, Deon Bush

Special Teams:

K - Harrison Butker

P - Tommy Townsend

LS - James Winchester