The 2022 NFL season is six weeks old and teams are starting to figure out what roster holes should be addressed before the playoffs arrive. Cap space is needed to make those kind of moves, though. The Kansas City Chiefs have cleared $3.5 million after restructuring tight end Travis Kelce's contract.
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NFL insider Field Yates reports that part of Kelce's base salary has been converted into a signing bonus, which gives the Chiefs some much-needed breathing room. They entered the day with just under $500K in cap space, according to the NFLPA website. That wasn't going to help make deals.
It's unclear at this point if there is a specific move Kansas City is planning to make via the trade market or in free agency. The Chiefs do have their bye week coming up after Sunday's action. That gives the front office a lot of time to decide if there is a realistic way to improve the roster right away.
The NFL trade deadline is set for November 1 and contenders are already starting to poach assets from losing teams in order to better position themselves for the long haul. Wide receiver Robbie Anderson was dealt to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday in exchange for a few late-round draft picks.
As for Kelce, he is signed through the 2025 NFL season and is off to another hot start. The All-Pro TE currently leads the Kansas City with 455 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns on 41 catches (52 targets). The Chiefs have the third-best odds to win Super Bowl 57 at +800, per FanDuel Sportsbook.
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