The Kansas City Chiefs cut their roster to 53 players on Tuesday, August 30th. Here are three discounts that could come back to haunt them.
All 32 NFL teams have released their preliminary rosters for the first week by the Tuesday, August 30 deadline. For the deadline, teams were forced to trim their rosters to 53 players, but then had the opportunity to sign free agents on Wednesday, August 31.
The Kansas City Chiefs were able to trim their roster down to 53 players, but they had to give up some talent. They were able to add back names like Daurice Fountain, Danny Shelton and Zayne Anderson to their coaching staff on Wednesday.
As for the players the Chiefs couldn’t re-sign, those three could come back to haunt them.
3. Matt Dickerson, DT
On Wednesday, the waivers were made official and teams found out if they were able to secure the claimers. No Kansas City claims were made, but they lost a player on the defensive side of the ball.
Defensive tackle Atlanta Falcons called Matt Dickerson off waivers. He is reunited with Dean Pace, who was his defensive coordinator during his first two seasons in the league. Pace is the current defensive coordinator at Atlanta, with former Tennessee State offensive coordinator Arthur Smith as the current head coach.
Dickerson signed with the Chiefs on August 8. He played in Kansas City’s preseason opener against the Chicago Bears, where he had three solo tackles. Dickerson also played in the second preseason contest against the Washington Captains, where he had one assist.
While it may be a late addition, it is never a good idea for a team to pursue one of the released players claimed by another team and thrive. Will it happen to Dickerson? We should find out as the season progresses.