The Kansas City Chiefs are looking to make another trip to the Super Bowl. Here are three veterans who may not make the Week 1 roster.
No Tyreek Hill? No problem for the Kansas City Chiefs. After losing their star wide receiver, there were those in the NFL world who felt this was the start of the downfall of the Chiefs. Instead, Mahomes won another NFL MVP after leading the league in passing and led the team to a Super Bowl 57 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. With that it went to show that no matter the wide receivers around them, as long as Mahomes is at quarterback and Travis Kelce is the starting tight end, they will contend every year.
Currently, the Chiefs are in the midst of training camp. Much like their 31 counterparts, the Chiefs are looking to build the perfect 53-man roster to give them a greater chance to make a run at their fourth Lombardi Trophy.
In every training camp, the influx of young players is looking to make a strong impression on the head coach, hoping that they can either get a spot on the roster or a starting role on the team. If they do, that leaves a veteran on the outside looking in.
Here are three veterans who could be cut before the team’s Week 1 game against the Detroit Lions.
3 Chiefs veterans who won’t make the 2023 Week 1 roster: Blake Bell, TE
The Chiefs are lucky when it comes to the tight end position. Travis Kelce is a superstar in the league and one of the main contributors to Kansas City’s offense. But, as is the case on every team, you want to have depth behind your superstar.
While no one on the roster can put up the numbers that Kelce can, the Chiefs have plenty of options on their current depth chart. Noah Gray and Jody Fortson are right behind Kelce. Then, there’s Blake Bell, who re-signed with the team on a one-year deal this offseason.
Bell’s first stint with Kansas City took place in 2019, the year they won Super Bowl 54. He would return to the team in 2021 and 2022 before hitting free agency once again. But much like in the past, Bell signed on to play with the Chiefs for their latest Super Bowl defense tour.
Not known for his receiving statistics, Bell is mostly a blocker in the Chiefs’ offense. In three years, Bell logged just 19 receptions for 174 yards and a touchdown on 30 targets.
Given the presence of Gray and Fortson ahead of him, and Matt Bushman potentially sneaking onto the roster, Bell could get cut before the season.