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Josh Klingler is the co-host and update anchor of "Fescoe in the Morning," heard weekdays 6a-9a on 610 Sports Radio.  Perhaps the busiest sports personality in Kansas City, "Kling" also hosts pregame and postgame for KU Football and Men's Basketball broadcasts on the Jayhawk Radio Network and does morning sports updates on News Radio 980 KMBZ. He brings you his insight each Thursday on

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Josh Klingler: playing fantasy GM cut day

Time to play fantasy GM at the end of a highly entertaining year for the Chiefs. And when I say 'fantasy' GM for these purposes I mean I really don't care about contract status … either in or out. For now it's sorting out the members of the wrong 53.

Qbs ---
Matt Cassel – in – although I want actual QB competition
Kyle Orton – in – if possible, I say FA longshot
Tyler Palko – out – the Eduardo Villacis of the Chiefs, you'll remember him for all of the wrong reasons
Ricky Stanzi – in – not sure if he can play, but more development ahead

Rbs ---
Jamaal Charles – in – no explanation needed
Thomas Jones – out - time to upgrade
Dexter McCluster – in – filled more of a role than I thought he would this year
Le'Ron McClain – in – good locker room guy, only playable FB on roster
Jackie Battle – out – maybe if he'd go back to special teams role, otherwise try to upgrade
Shane Bannon – in – camp guy
Shaun Draughn – in – ditto

Wrs ---
Dwayne Bowe – in – despite his flaws, #1s are hard to find, franchise or get contract done
Steve Breaston – in – very good season, steady, came to play for Haley but ..
Jonathan Baldwin – in – time to progress faster
Terrance Copper – in – I used to downplay him, but he's solid special teams + made some plays
Jeremy Horne – in – need special teamers
Jerheme Urban – out – Haley guy hasn't done anything of note
Jamar Newsome – out – have no clue who he is, sounds like Joe Anybody WR

TE ---
Tony Moeaki – in – get healthy fellow Hawkeye, and stay healthy!
Leonard Pope – in – debate as to whether or not he had a good season
Anthony Becht – out – good dude, will make a ton more money than me in the media, beginning next season
Jake O'Connell – out – 3 is enough, need an upgrade for #2 TE

OL –
Branden Albert – in – not a Pro Bowler yet, still could be
Jon Asamoah – in – good start in 2nd season
Rob Bruggeman – in – just signed so he's in
Rodney Hudson – in – is he the C or a G?
Ryan Lilja – out – seems the time is right to move on
Steve Maneri – in – need some backups
David Mims – in – project guy
Lucas Patterson – in – ditto
Barry Richardson – out – no explanation
Casey Wiegmann – out – 11,000 plus snaps, love the guy, time to hang it up
Ryan O'Callaghan – out – injured this year, my lasting memory will be him taking a dip out to talk to reporters the first day he arrived from NE

DL –
Allen Bailey – in – solid rookie year
Brandon Bair – in – developmental, no hurt
Glenn Dorsey – in – better season in '11
Wallace Gilberry – out – wouldn't be opposed to him, but what is he?
Amon Gordon – in – liked him in spurts
Kelly Gregg – out – good stopgap, upgrade needed
Tyson Jackson – in – decent season, Pioli's cart tied to him
Jerrell Powe – in – was last years draft pick, but has to play more than 1 game
Anthony Toribio – in – he's been re-signed

LB –
Tamba Hali – in – umm, yeah
Derrick Johnson – in – well deserved 1st Pro Bowl
Justin Houston – in – came on late, likey
Jovan Belcher – in – everybody seemingly wants an upgrade, is he that bad?
Caleb Campbell – out – no clue, he doesn't know me and I don't know him
Cory Greenwood – in – developmental
Cameron Sheffield – in – still would like to see more of him
Andy Studebaker – in – good special teams / situational guy
Demorrio Williams – out – need space for fresh blood
Brandon Siler – in – just re-signed, missed all year after signing from SD
Gabe Miller – in – draft pick injured this season

DB –
Brandon Flowers – in – signed new deal last year, like him a lot
Brandon Carr – in – would love to see him back, likelihood?? He'll be in demand
Eric Berry – in – welcome back and hopefully soon
Kendrick Lewis – in – good season under circumstances
Javier Arenas – in – fills a nice role
Jalil Brown – in – coaches seem to love him on special teams, how about on D?
Travis Daniels – in – good backup guy
All other safeties – out – time to start over. Bye Jon McGraw, Rashard Langford, Donald Washington and Sabby Piscatelli.

Special Teams –
All in for Dustin Colquitt, Ryan Succop and long snapper Thomas Gafford.

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