Carlos Hyde no lock to make Chiefs’ roster

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When the Chiefs signed free agent running back Carlos Hyde to a one-year, $2.8 million contract with $1.5 million guaranteed, he seemed safe to make the roster. And when the Chiefs opened the preseason, Hyde was their starting running back. But with roster cuts coming in a week, Hyde is no lock to make the Chiefs.

The Kansas City Star is projecting that Hyde will get cut, and that three running backs will make the Chiefs’ 53-man roster: Damien Williams, Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson (along with fullback Anthony Sherman).

Damien Williams is expected to be the starter, and although Hyde previously seemed to be ahead of Darrel Williams and Thompson on the depth chart, that no longer seems to be the case. Thompson, a sixth-round rookie, has been particularly impressive and seems likely to make the roster, which means Hyde could get squeezed out.

Hyde was traded from the Browns to the Jaguars in October and then cut by the Jaguars in March. If the Chiefs cut him, he’ll be looking for his fourth team in less than a year.

12 responses to “Carlos Hyde no lock to make Chiefs’ roster

  1. The Chiefs are LOADED with young, extremley talented, future HOFers.
    Zeke, nor Laveon would mske the 2019 Chiefs roster,,,,not that theh would even think about signing those types of people anyway.

  2. There are at least 8 future HOFers on the Chiefs roster this season.
    And this team will bring in at least 4 Legitimate Championships over the next decade.
    A roster full of high character, responsible, and team oriented players.
    There are no ME people on the Chiefs. Classiest organization, fanbase, and roster in the entire league

  3. And ur first comment shows a lot about what you think man. Zeke and bell wouldn’t make team okay lol what you smoke

  4. He’s a vested veteran. The whole $2.8mil becomes guaranteed if he’s on the week one roster. Now is the time to cut him if they’re not sure he’s needed. They can always re-sign him after week 1, if he’s still available and they need some depth.

  5. Poor guy; leaves the 49ers for a decent payday with the Browns, gets dumped off in the first year to the Jags falls down the depth chart, then gets cut, and finally signs with the Chiefs but might not make it the final cut downs. 4 teams in the span of a year and some change.

    I guess sometimes the grass isn’t always greener, despite the money.

  6. Errr…. I gotta do a better job. Ahem… it’s my responsibility. Cough…. I gotta call more run plays. Errrr …. time’s yours.

    Every Andy Reid end of season loss press conference since he became a head coach.

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