Kansas City Chiefs News, May 3: An Early 53-Man Roster Projection, Team Declines Kadarius Toney’s Fifth-Year Option, and More

Here's the latest news on the Kansas City Chiefs, including a look at the 53-man roster and Kadarius Toney's fifth-year option being declined.

The Kansas City Chiefs, fresh off a second consecutive Super Bowl title came into the 2024 NFL Draft looking to make it a three-peat. A franchise that is on top of the NFL world right now also comes with a bullseye on their back as every team in the league is trying to knock them off their throne.

However, if they keep drafting and adding talent the way they are, with the presence of Patrick Mahomes and others, it’s going to be a lot easier said than done. The Chiefs are the NFL’s top dog until proven otherwise, and their latest draft haul is further proof of that. That and more in today’s Chiefs news!

Kansas City Chiefs News Today

Pro Football Network Takes a Look at Chiefs 53-Man Roster

Kansas City will have plenty of big roster decisions to make this training camp. With an influx of talent from the draft and free agency, the Chiefs will need to find the best combination of players to comprise their 53-man roster as they look to go on another championship run.

It’s early, but never too early to take a look at how things may shake out on the offensive side of the ball for a 2024 Chiefs team looking to do something that has never been done before.

A roster that is at the top of the food chain in a deep AFC playoff picture will need to optimize the talent on its off-season roster if it wants to win its third championship in a row. Pro Football Network took its best shot at figuring out what that may look like in the latest series of roster predictions.

CONTINUE READING: Offensive Roster Predictions

Chiefs Decline Kadarius Toney’s Fifth-Year Option

In a move that doesn’t seem like a surprise to many, Kadarius Toney’s fifth-year option was not picked up by the team ahead of the Thursday deadline.

It has been an up-and-down career for Toney since being drafted by the New York Giants. He has been a part of some key moments for the Chiefs in the biggest spots, since his arrival, but the relationship has seemingly soured as of late.

Toney is just 25 years old, and entering his fourth NFL season with a lot of talent that remains untapped. This move doesn’t mean he is completely out of the Chiefs’ plans, but it does make it clear that they will not be paying him like an elite receiver in his fifth season.

KEEP READING: Will Chiefs’ Rashee Rice Be Suspended?

Travis Kelce Happy To Set Benchmark For TE’s With New Contract

The good times keep on rolling for Travis Kelce. As if winning back-to-back Super Bowls, dating superstar Taylor Swift, and becoming one of the most likable players in the NFL isn’t enough, Kelce has also officially become the highest-paid TE in the NFL.

It’s an honor that he has earned, and something he does not take lightly. Beyond becoming richer, he understands the impact of what it means for the rest of his brothers around the league who play the same position he does.

His pay increase will have a long, impactful ripple effect across the NFL that will only help those who come after him see their salary increase as well. It’s something he is excited about, not only for himself but for his friends. He hopes they too get what they are worth when they sit at the negotiating table.

READ MORE: Contract Details for Kelce’s New Extension

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