Updated 53-man roster projections following conclusion of Chiefs training camp

The Kansas City Chiefs have already finished their 2019 training camp.

We’ve learned a lot about the 90-man roster, and while things are still in flux it’s a bit easier to predict where things are headed with roster cuts less than a month away. Here’s a look at what I think the 53-man roster, the practice squad and injured reserve will look like come September 1:

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Offense – 24 players
Pos.
First
Second
Third
QB
Patrick Mahomes
Chad Henne

RB
Damien Williams
Darrel Williams; Carlos Hyde
Darwin Thompson
FB
Anthony Sherman

WR
Tyreek Hill
Mecole Hardman
Cody Thompson
WR
Sammy Watkins
Demarcus Robinson
Marcus Kemp
TE
Travis Kelce
Blake Bell
Deon Yelder
LT
Eric Fisher

LG
Andrew Wylie
Cameron Erving

C
Austin Reiter
Nick Allegretti

RG
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
Kahlil McKenzie

RT
Mitchell Schwartz

Observations:
There are not a whole lot of changes on offense from my last projection.
First up, John Lovett is injured, so I don’t have him making the 53-man roster anymore. I expect him to go to injured reserve.
Because of the aforementioned, I think it opens the door for both Bell and Yelder to make the team. The return of three tight end sets can make this offense even more deadly.
The last two receiver spots have changed so much since my first projection. I had Gehrig Dieter and Byron Pringle as five and six. Now I don’t think either of them makes the roster.
In my most recent projection, I made the change from Dieter to Kemp. In this projection, I’m making the change from Pringle to Thompson. At the end of the day, I just feel like Thompson can do more than Pringle. Special teams and offensive versatility are going to help the Chiefs come to terms on a tough decision here.

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