3 players on the chopping block entering preseason finale
In terms of what the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs roster will appear to be come Week 1 of the common season, the largest query — and rightfully so — for a lot of followers is that if Defensive Participant of the 12 months candidate Chris Jones shall be with the workforce at that time. Jones has been holding out all through coaching camp and the preseason and not too long ago acknowledged on X (previously Twitter) that he’d be keen to proceed the holdout up till Week 8 of the common season.
Regardless of that being the focus of the Chiefs preseason, although, there are nonetheless a mess of different players who’ve been preventing for his or her spots on the eventual 53-man roster. Some players have seized that chance and earned a spot. Others have additionally carried out nicely however might nonetheless be pushed out as a consequence of the depth in the constructing. Then there’s the group that has merely not been pretty much as good as they’ve wanted to be.
(*3*)With only one preseason sport in opposition to the Cleveland Browns remaining earlier than it will be time for roster reduce choices, these three players look like on the chopping block and can probably be reduce from the 53-man when the time comes.
Popping out of Florida State as a as soon as heralded recruit, there was a cause that the Chiefs drafted Joshua Kaindoh in the fourth spherical of the 2021 draft. He appeared to have the bodily instruments vital to place it collectively at the NFL stage and be, at a minimal, a rotational piece off the edge.
To place it plainly, that hasn’t occurred. He performed simply 46 snaps as a rookie in a super-limited position earlier than he was positioned on Injured Reserve in October, however then did not log a single snap with the protection in his sophomore marketing campaign.
That made this coaching camp and preseason fairly essential for Kaindoh, however he hasn’t answered the bell. He is made virtually no impression in the preseason motion thus far by way of the field rating, however the eye check has backed that up too as he is struggled to constantly generate any sort of strain or motion in his matchups in the trenches.
With back-to-back first-rounders being spent on George Karlaftis and Felx Anudike-Uzomah together with Mike Danna, Malik Herring, and rookie BJ Thompson, that is beginning to appear to be the finish of the line for Kaindoh.
The bodily expertise of the former fourth-rounder will probably make him a simple pickup for considered one of the different 31 NFL groups, however in all chance, the Chiefs have higher choices to fill out the depth on the edge than a participant who simply hasn’t delivered the outcomes they had been hoping for.