Chiefs Cut 17 Players, Five To Go

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With the deadline looming for all NFL teams to trim their respective rosters down to 53 players, the Kansas City Chiefs have already begun the process. Warpaint Illustrated.com has confirmed a partial list of 17 players who won't make the final cut.

Below is a partial list of the players who the Chiefs will officially cut this afternoon. As of 10 am this morning the Chiefs still have five more players to cut or trade. Once the final roster is set the Chiefs will begin the process of signing players to their practice squad.

1. OC Rob Smith
2. OG Travis Leffew
3. OG Edwin Harrison
4. OT Anthony Alabi
5. TE Michael Allan
6. TE Michael Merritt (PUP)
7. WR Kevin McMahan
8. WR Sergio Joachim
9. WR Jabari Arthur
10. DE Jason Parker
11. DE Johnny Dingle
12. DT Derek Lokey
13. LB EJ Kuale
14. LB Steve Octavien
15. CB Rashad Barksdale
16. S Khayyam Burns
17. PK Connor Barth

There are no real surprises amongst this group but Warpaint Illustrated.com has learned that the Chiefs will carry five running backs to begin the season.

Stay tuned to Warpaint Illustrated.com for more updates on the Chiefs moves.

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