KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs on Saturday morning started the process to meet the NFL-mandated 53-man roster by 4 p.m.
Sources confirmed with ChiefsSpin.com safety Jonathon Amaya, defensive lineman Kona Schwenke, offensive lineman J’Marcus Webb and cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke are among the players expected to be on the finalized list as waived when an official list is released by the Chiefs later in the day.
UPDATE, 2 P.M. CT: The Chiefs are waiving guard Ricky Henry, a source informed ChiefsSpin.com. Henry, a third-year pro out of Nebraska, emerged in training camp to eventually rotate first-team repetitions with Jeff Linkenbach during the third preseason game. The 6-4, 310-pound Henry is a prime candidate for the practice squad provided he clears waivers.
The Chiefs waived Van Dyke as injured after he suffered a high ankle sprain in the preseason finale against the Green Bay Packers. Provided the fourth-year pro out of Miami clears waivers, he’ll be placed on injured reserve. Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports was the first to report the Van Dyke transaction before ChiefsSpin.com received independent confirmation.
The Chiefs signed the 6-2, 205-pound Amaya during training camp a day after Steve Gregory retired. He was listed third on the team’s most recent depth chart at strong safety.
The 6-7, 333-pound Webb signed in late May. Webb took practice repetitions with the second- and third-team offensive line throughout training camp.
Schwenke originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame. A shoulder injury suffered during training camp may have set him back.
Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports the Chiefs are waiving wide receiver Mark Harrison. ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports the Chiefs are waiving cornerback Justin Rogers.
Meanwhile, the final 53 is anything but, as the Chiefs can still make claims on players placed on waivers by previous parent teams. Any players added through waivers means a player or players originally making the roster may exit.
For examples from Sept. 1, 2013, the Chiefs waived tight end Kevin Brock, cornerback Jalil Brown, safety Bradley McDougald, defensive tackle Jerrell Powe, wide receiver Devon Wylie and released linebacker Zach Diles.
Those transactions were necessary to accommodate the waiver claims of cornerbacks Ron Parker and Marcus Cooper, linebackers James-Michael Johnson and Dezman Moses, defensive lineman Jaye Howard, tight end Sean McGrath and wide receiver Chad Hall.
The Chiefs can set the practice squad starting at noon E.T. on Sunday.
NOTE: Here’s the complete list of roster transactions to meet the 53-man deadline..