The Kansas City Chiefs have already made their first round of roster cuts on Monday morning, and there was somewhat of a big surprise.

Wide receiver Omar Bayless, cornerback Lonnie Johnson Jr., tackle Evin Ksiezarczyk, and wide receiver Gary Jennings were all a part of the unfortunate cuts that have to happen.

The big surprise is that Johnson is cut, after the Chiefs traded for him this off-season. Let’s also not forget he’s a proven veteran in this league, too. The fact he didn’t even make it past the first round of cuts is awfully telling about what he couldn’t prove in his short time udner Steve Spagnuolo.

The Chiefs had plenty of choices when it came to other positions, but still chose Johnson, too. There are six tight ends, and six running backs. There are also still 12 wideouts and over 15 secondary players on the roster. They could have cut one in either of those position groups, but instead cut a guy they know can play in this league.

Another layer is added when considering the youth in the Chiefs secondary. But, Johnson essentially cost the Chiefs nothing, so there really isn’t much to lose, ultimately.

Johnson will end up finding a new home in the league, it just seems like it isn’t in Kansas City. As for those other guys, hopefully they get another chance in the league.

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