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Chiefs roster tracker: Carlos Hyde traded to Houston for offensive lineman

The Chiefs had a quiet Friday, leaving them until 3 p.m. Saturday to shed 37 players from their current roster.

They got to work early Saturday morning with their first move, sending undrafted free-agent cornerback Mark Fields to Minnesota in a trade, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Stay up to date with the rest of the Chiefs’ moves throughout the weekend here.

3:40 p.m.: The Chiefs announced the list of waived players, with the biggest surprise being guard Jeff Allen. The guard was brought in midway through the preseason.

Chad Henne remained on the active roster while WR Gehrig Dieter and DE/LB Breeland Speaks were put on IR.

Waived/released

- G Jeff Allen

- T Dino Boyd

- WR Jamal Custis

- WR Rashard Davis

- LB Raymond Davison

- DE Hunter Dimick

- WR Jody Fortson

- P Jack Fox

- TE Manasseh Garner

- G Zack Golditch

- DT Justin Hamilton

- LB D’Juan Hines

- S Harold Jones-Quartey

- TE Nick Keizer

- QB Chase Litton

- RB Marcus Marshall

- DE Rob McCray

- G Kahlil McKenzie

- CB Herb Miller

- CB Dakari Monroe

- T Pace Murphy

- C Jimmy Murray

- T Chidi Okeke

- QB Kyle Shurmur

- S Andrew Soroh

- WR Cody Thompson

- WR Jalen Tolliver

- CB D’Montre Wade

- DT Cavon Walker

Waived/Injured

- WR Felton Davis

- CB Michael Hunter

IR

- WR Gehrig Dieter

- DE Breeland Speaks

Non-football Injury List

- LB Darius Harris

Reserve-Suspended

- CB Morris Claiborne

- WR De’Anthony Thomas

Traded

- CB Mark Fields, to Minnesota for conditional 2021 7th-round pick

- RB Carlos Hyde, to Texans for G Martinas Rankin

2:50 p.m.: The Chiefs have traded running back Carlos Hyde to the Texans for guard Martinas Rankin. Rankin was a third-rounder a season ago and started four games last season. The trade is the second of the day for the Chiefs. In both, GM Brett Veach managed to flip two players who were likely on the chopping block for assets — a draft pick and a solid offensive lineman. With Hyde to Houston, the Chiefs’ running back room is likely Damien Williams, Darwin Thompson and Darrel Williams.

2:20 p.m.: Wide receiver Jody Fortson, a rookie from Valdosta State, has been waived and is expected to join the Chiefs’ practice squad, per Ryan Tracy. The Chiefs have also given the backup defensive tackle spot to Joey Ivie over Justin Hamilton, per Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest. Ivie, a 2017 seventh-round draft pick by the Cowboys., spent time on the Chiefs’ practice squad last year.

1:35 p.m.: The Chiefs made a flurry of moves right around 1:30 p.m. First, 2018 draft pick Kahlil McKenzie was cut, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. McKenzie, taken in the sixth round, was drafted as an offensive lineman after playing on the defensive line at Tennessee. Then, the Chiefs waived cornerback D’Montre Wade, per a league source. He’ll likely be on the practice squad, if he clears waivers. The team also moved on from lineman Jimmy Murray, per Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest.

1 p.m.: Cornerback Herb Miller has been waived, per a league source. Miller is a strong candidate for the practice squad. He seemed to be pushing fellow corner Charvarius Ward for a starting spot. He had an interception in the first preseason game and forced a fumble against Pittsburgh.

12:30 p.m.: Defensive tackle Cavon Walker is the latest Chief to be waived, per Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Advocate. The rookie from Maryland had a sack in the last preseason game, and is considered to be a good practice squad candidate.

12:06 p.m.: The Chiefs have waived tight end Nick Keizer, per source. He’ll be a prime practice-squad candidate if he clears waivers. Keizer was fighting for the third tight end position with injured Deon Yelder. Keizer played in all four preseason games and had eight receptions for 57 yards and a touchdown. The score came in the Chiefs’ final preseason game, in which he had five receptions for 33 yards.

With Keizer cut, the Chiefs will likely go with Travis Kelce, Blake Bell and Deon Yelder as their tight ends, although the severity of Yelder’s ankle injury isn’t known and he could be unavailable for an extended amount of time.

11:40 a.m.: Chiefs cut WR Cody Thompson, but he’s a candidate for the practice squad, a source confirmed to The Star. Thompson had a steady preseason, but in a deep position group, he was on the bubble for making the roster going into the fourth preseason game. He was targeted 22 times in the preseason with 12 receptions for 108 yards.

With Thompson cut, the likely wide receiver lineup for the Chiefs will be Sammy Watkins, Tyreek Hill, Demarcus Robinson, rookie Mecole Hardman, re-signed De’Anthony Thomas and K-State product Byron Pringle.

8:45 a.m.: Chiefs send CB Mark Fields to the Vikings in a trade, per Pelissero. The undrafted free agent from Clemson is physically gifted but struggled in the Chiefs final preseason game against Green Bay. He drew three penalties, and analyst Todd McShay was caught on a hot mic saying Reid was animated and the cornerback didn’t likely have a spot on the roster.

Per a league source, the Chiefs will get a 2021 conditional 7th-round pick in exchange for Fields.

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Brooke Pryor covers the Kansas City Chiefs for the Kansas City Star, where she works to give readers a deeper understanding of the franchise and the NFL through daily stories, game coverage, and player profiles. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and grew up in Winston-Salem, N.C.
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