Chiefs shopping QB Aaron Murray as more cuts loom

The Kansas City Chiefs are hoping to pare down their overcrowded quarterback room ahead of final cuts.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on NFL Network's Good Morning Football on Tuesday that the Chiefs have made teams aware that Aaron Murray is available via trade.

Murray could represent a low-cost option for a team in search of a backup quarterback with some upside. Entering his third year, however, Murray has zero experience in an NFL regular-season game, so he wouldn't represent a veteran presence teams like the Dallas Cowboys are searching for.

The Chiefs have juggled four backup quarterbacks behind Alex Smith throughout camp after adding Nick Foles. Foles has taken a ton of preseason reps as the first QB off the bench and looks destined for the backup gig after reuniting with Andy Reid. K.C. used a fifth-round pick on Stanford QB Kevin Hogan this season and strong-armed Tyler Bray has been ahead of Murray in the pecking order.

The Chiefs spent a 2014 fifth-round pick on Murray, who would have gone much higher if he wasn't coming off an ACL tear. The former Georgia Bulldog flashed some potential early in the preseason, tossing some nice balls, but he's clearly behind Foles at this stage. If the Chiefs can get anything in exchange for the QB project, it'll make life easier. If nothing materializes, expect Murray to be cut outright.

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