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Cut Day Rapidly Approaching, Difficult Decisions Ahead for Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback DeVante Bausby, rear, breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Seantavius Jones (81) during NFL football training camp Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, in St. Joseph, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Kansas City Chiefs again practiced back at Arrowhead on Tuesday. Parker Ehinger again was back at practice and was running and warming up with teammates. It sounds like it’s possible he returns to the team but won’t necessarily be playing very quickly. There are questions whether or not he’ll be ready to go week 1. It’s smart for Kansas City not to rush him back to the lineup or the game in general. They need him to stay healthy for the whole year not get injured trying to come back too soon.

Cut day is just two weeks away for the Chiefs and is rapidly approaching.

Kansas City will have some very difficult choices in the coming weeks. They have to cut their roster from ninety players to fifty-three players on September 2nd. Right now that means that close to half the roster will be cut in the next two weeks. The Chiefs will then be able to bring back ten players to the practice squad on September 3rd. This doesn’t mean that they will have sixty-three of their own players still on the team in some shape or form though. In the past couple of seasons Kansas City has been very active on the waiver wire after final cuts.

The Chiefs will head to Seattle for a Friday night showdown for week three of the preseason. This game is known as the dress rehearsal. Expect the starters to play into the third quarter. Kansas City has been very fortunate with the way their preseason schedule played out. They played their worst team the first game. The Bengals in game number two was a big step up from the 49ers. The third game provides an even bigger test in a very unfriendly place to play. Seattle will be a good test and gauge for the Andy Reid and the Chiefs before the starters sit the final game.

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Chris started covering the Chiefs four years ago. Since then he started the Check With Me podcast with co-host Ryan Tracy. During training camp in 2016 Chris & Ryan were asked to host the Locked on Chiefs podcast. Follow @ChrisClarkNFL for more Chiefs and NFL coverage.

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