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Chiefs are deliberate in making roster moves

Teams around the league are starting to announce roster moves as they cut their rosters to the mandated 53 players by 5 p.m. Saturday.

Buffalo … San Diego … Philadelphia … New England … .and Jacksonville have announced some, if not all of their cuts (and yes, quarterback Ricky Stanzi survived another day with the Jaguars, who face the Chiefs on opening day).

But we haven’t heard a peep from the Chiefs.

There’s good reason for that.

The Chiefs have some positions where injuries will dictate the construction of the 53-man roster.

Injuries to Tony Moeaki, who could miss all, or part of the season with a shoulder fracture; wide receiver Devon Wylie, whose hamstring pull is similar to the injury that short-circuited most of his rookie year last year; and inside linebacker Nico Johnson could have the Chiefs scanning the waiver wire to see where they can pick up some depth at those spots or other areas coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey may feel need improvement.

Or they can be talking to some teams about trades before letting players go or before those teams cut players they otherwise could trade.

So Chiefs fans, as well as some of the players on the bubble, will just have to sit tight and be patient, perhaps all the way to 5 p.m. Saturday.