Chiefs rumors: 3 veterans who might be reduce after 2023 NFL Draft
These three Chiefs gamers might be on the reducing block after the 2023 NFL Draft.
The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t draft in addition to the Eagles did this 12 months, however then once more, nobody did. The franchise nonetheless made savvy alternatives to shore up key positions, and the inflow of younger blood may imply some cuts are coming.
That’s dangerous information for the veterans on the workforce and anybody not named Patrick Mahomes or Travis Kelce.
Some vets, like lengthy snapper James Winchester and backup QB Shane Buechele, teetered on the potential reduce listing however finally get a cross for being beloved by the franchise.
Given how younger the Chiefs’ backfield at present is, we’re leaving the vets there alone, too. Had Kansas Metropolis spent a prime choose on a security, somebody like Deon Bush may begin packing his baggage, however it looks like the workforce may use extra expertise than expertise on the place proper now.
So….whose jobs are in jeopardy?
Listed here are three Chiefs veterans in peril of being launched after the 2023 NFL Draft.
Chiefs rumors: Lower Danny Shelton — wait, who?
Beginning on the backend of the depth chart, are we?
Veteran defensive sort out Danny Shelton was one of a dozen of players signed by the Chiefs to future contracts, which implies he will probably be on the workforce’s 90-man offseason roster.
Previous the offseason, nonetheless, a brand new Chiefs rookie can provide Shelton a run for his cash: sixth-rounder Keondre Coburn.
Shelton has bounced round a handful of groups (Browns, Patriots, Lions) and hasn’t achieved very a lot in his seven complete NFL seasons. He’s been picked up, dropped, after which picked up once more, and the primary factor he has going for him is his measurement.
The 6-foot-2, 345-pound beast simply eats up house on the line of defense and offensive lineman naturally gravitate towards him, permitting pass-rushers to assault the gaps. One can simply see how Shelton can work effectively with Professional Bowler Chris Jones subsequent season, because the mere presence of Shelton would beat back any double-team coverages on Jones.
However Texas product Keondre Coburn additionally boasts measurement, and he may go pound for pound with Shelton and presumably win a beginning roster spot by the beginning of the season.
Shelton could also be a brand new signing for Kansas Metropolis, however don’t name him a Chief simply but.