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The Chiefs headed home to Kansas City without wide receiver Tyreek Hill on Sunday night because Hill remained in a Jacksonville hospital after suffering a sternal clavicular joint injury in the win over the Jaguars.Medical personnel were concerned that the injury http://www.chiefslockerroom.com/authenti...aks-jersey , which occurred at the spot where the clavicle comes into the sternum, could lead to other problems and wanted to monitor Hill overnight. All appears to be OK on that front because there are multiple reports that Hill is heading back to Kansas City on Monday.A timeline for Hill’s return to action has not been put in place at this point. His fellow wideout Sammy Watkins said that he expected the team to be without Hill for seven or eight weeks.If that’s accurate, a stay on injured reserve could be a consideration for Hill. Watkins, Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson and Byron Pringle are the other wideouts on the 53-man roster. The 90-man roster released Monday can help us get a glimpse of what we might see in September" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteArrowhead PrideArrowhead Pride | Kansas City Chiefs Schedule, News, Roster and StatsLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpSeriesLatest NewsFanpostsFanshotsCommunityAboutStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteSeries Stagner ThingsLottery Tickets ’19Summer of SpagsDixon’s MailbagLatest News Fanposts Most recentMost activeFanshots Community Community GuidelinesContactAbout StubHub ✕How the Chiefs might build their 53-man rosterNew,134commentsThe 90-man roster released Monday can help us get a glimpse of what we might see in SeptemberCDTShareTweetShareShareHow the Chiefs might build their 53-man rosterPhoto by Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesWith the release of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 90-man roster on Monday, we finally have a rough picture of the players the Chiefs will use to construct their final 53-man roster this fall.There’s every reason to expect there will be more changes as we continue through the offseason — one new player has already been signed since the roster was released — but we thought it would be illuminating to use the 53-man roster from the beginning of September as a guide to break down the 90-man roster by position, and help us see where the team might be headed in 2019.Offensive lineSeptember: Mitch Morse, Bryan Witzmann, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Kahlil McKenzie, Eric Fisher, Mitch Schwartz, Andrew Wylie, Jordan Devey and Cam Erving.The Chiefs started the season with nine offensive linemen: a center, three guards, three tackles and two swing linemen.Almost immediately, Witzmann was released, swing lineman Cam Erving took over at left guard, and Austin Reiter was brought up.Erving, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Kahlil McKenzie Womens Tanoh Kpassagnon Jersey , Eric Fisher, Mitchell Schwartz, Andrew Wylie, Dino Boyd, Ryan Hunter, Pace Murphy and Justin SeniorThe Chiefs currently have 13 offensive linemen on the roster.All five of last year’s starters are likely to return.Reiter will face competition from seventh-round pick Allegretti, but Allegretti could just as easily make the team as a swing lineman; think of him as taking Devey’s spot. McKenzie — who was on the active roster, but inactive for every game in 2018 — seems to be a player the Chiefs want to keep developing.Wylie is likely to make the team as a backup tackle.That makes eight.Five players — all but Murray listed as tackles — will likely be competing for the last spot on the offensive line.Tight endSeptember: Travis Kelce and Alex EllisDemetrius Harris wasn’t on the opening roster because he was set to serve a suspension in Week 1.He replaced Ellis in Week 2.Now: Travis Kelce, Blake Bell, John Lovett, Deon Yelder and David WellsFive tight ends are now on the roster.Kelce is obviously a lock.Many expected — perhaps hoped — the Chiefs would get a tight end in the draft, but that didn’t happen.So now it looks like four players will compete to back up Kelce.Bell — with NFL playing experience — would seem to have the inside track, but Lovett is a wild card.The Chiefs seem to think this former college quarterback — like both Kelce and Bell — has potential as an NFL tight end or H-back.Andy Reid is always thinking.Running backSeptember: Kareem Hunt, Spencer Ware, Damien Williams, Darrel Williams, Anthony ShermanThe Chiefs started the season with five running backs — including fullback Sherman.With the release of Hunt and another injury to Ware, Damien Williams was the starter by season’s end, backed up by Darrel Williams and the returning Charcandrick West.Now: Damien Williams, Carlos Hyde, Darrel Williams, Darwin Thompson, James Williams, J.D. Moore Eric Fisher Jersey , Marcus Marshall and Anthony ShermanThe Chiefs have eight running backs on the roster.It’s easy to guess Damien Williams will return as the starter with Hyde as his main backup — although it’s not very hard to imagine those roles could be reversed.With Aaron Ripkowski’s release after his early offseason signing, it seems clear that Sherman will again be the team’s fullback.The Chiefs have seemed high on Darrel Williams, but they seem high on sixth-round pick Thompson and UDFA James Williams, too.It comes down to this: five players will be competing for two backup positions, and it looks like it will be an interesting battle.Note: Marcus Marshall was signed after the release of the first 90-man roster.At this writing, the corresponding roster move is unknown.Wide receiverSeptember: Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Chris Conley, Demarcus Robinson, De’Anthony Thomas, Marcus KempThe Chiefs began 2018 with six wide receivers.Thomas was injured early in the season, and Watkins’ availability was inconsistent throughout the year, which allowed Gehrig Dieter to see playing time.Now: Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Demarcus Robinson, Marcus Kemp, Gehrig Dieter, Mecole Hardman, last year’s linebacker corps.Jones, Nnadi, Clark and Okafor (or Ogbah) look like the starters, with returning veteran Williams and third-round pick Saunders backing up the starting tackles. Either Okafor or Ogbah — along with Speaks and Kpassagnon — will compete for the two backup defensive end positions.Right now it looks like Speaks or Kpassagnon will be mutually exclusive; if one of them makes the team, the other probably won’t.LinebackerSeptember: Justin Houston, Dee Ford http://www.chiefslockerroom.com/authenti...ins-jersey , Tanoh Kpassagnon, Breeland Speaks, Anthony Hitchens, Reggie Ragland, Ben Niemann, Dorian O’ Daniel and Terrance SmithLast season, the Chiefs started with nine linebackers to run the 3-4.We’re guessing they’ll carry seven to run the 4-3 Under.Now: Damien Wilson, Jeremiah Attaochu, Reggie Ragland, Ben Niemann, Anthony Hitchens, Dorian O’Daniel, Rob McCray, Martrell Spaight, Raymond Davison, Darius Harris and Gary JohnsonExactly how Spagnuolo will arrange his Sam, Mike and Will linebackers in his 4-3 Under scheme is shrouded in mystery.For guidance, I reached out to our Craig Stout, who thinks the Chiefs will go with Wilson and Attaochu as the starter and backup at Sam, Ragland and Niemann at Mike, and Hitchens and O’Daniel at Will.But Craig also thinks the Chiefs would be better off with Hitchens and Ragland as the Mike linebackers, with O’Daniel and Johnson as the Will players.So while we don’t yet know how they’ll be lined up, it looks like Wilson, Attaouchu Womens Patrick Mahomes II Jersey , Ragland, Hitchens and O’Daniel have the best chance at the first five roster spots, with Niemann and Johnson leading the other six linebackers competing for the last two.Defensive backSeptember: Kendall Fuller, Steve Nelson, Orlando Scandrick, Tremon Smith, Charvarius Ward, Eric Berry, Armani Watts, Eric Murray, Jordan Lucas, Daniel SorensenThe team started 2018 with 10 defensive backs — five cornerbacks and five safeties.Berry was “day-to-day” until the final games of the year, Watts was lost to injury early on, and the secondary was basically a mess — although both Ward and Lucas showed flashes late in the year.Now:Kendall Fuller, Bashaud Breeland, Charvarius Ward, Keith Reaser, Tremon Smith, Rashad Fenton, Tyrann Mathieu, Armani Watts, Juan Thornhill, Jordan Lucas, Daniel Sorensen Tyreek Hill Jersey , Leon McQuay, Jalin Burrell, Mark Fields, Dontae Johnson, Harold Jones-Quartey, Dakari Monroe and D’Montre WadeThe Chiefs have acquired a lot of players to try and upgrade this position group for 2019 — 18 defensive backs are now on the roster.Fuller and Breeland look like the likely starters at cornerback, followed by Ward, Reaser, Smith and/or possibly Fenton.Smith has so far seen little NFL experience at his position, so it will be interesting to see if he continues to get a lot of work as a kick returner, or if Fenton (or possibly Hardman) gets more of that work in 2019.Mathieu is clearly a lock at starting safety, but there are a lot of players lined up who could conceivably be starters alongside him.Watts now seems like the safest bet as the other starter, but cases could also be made for the just-drafted Thornhill, Lucas and Sorensen.SpecialistsSeptember: Harrison Butker, Dustin Colquitt and James WinchesterNow: Harrison Butker, Dustin Colquitt, Jack Fox and James WinchesterNot much to see here.The Chiefs clearly feel comfortable with Butker and Winchester; no players are on the roster to challenge them.The team is doing its due diligence with Fox, but Colquitt is likely to remain as the old man of the team.That’s how the 53-man roster looks to us right now.How does it look to you?