Chiefs make post-minicamp roster moves

The Chiefs released three players and signed four others after going through the personnel evaluations after the team’s three rookie mini-camp practices.

Gone are fullback/tight end Manasseh Garner from the University of Pittsburgh, tight end Earnest Pettway from Villanova University and offensive tackle Charles Sweeton out of the University of Tennessee-Martin.

The four players that were added to the roster were top-heavy in offensive linemen. They signed:

Running back Keshawn Hill of Sam Houston State University. Out of Klein, Texas near Houston, Hill played 57 games for the Bearkats over four seasons, but did not become a starter until 2014, as he opened all 15 games through his team’s loss to North Dakota State in the FCS semi-finals. He’s 5-9¾, 211 pounds and was timed at his Pro Day workout in 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Hill also pumped 30 repetitions in the bench press at 225 pounds, with a 35.5-inch vertical jump. He finished his career with 4,034 all-purpose yards as a runner, receiver and returner, with 41 touchdowns.

Guard Melvin Meggs from the University of South Alabama. A native of Petal, Mississippi, the 6-2, 300-pounder was a four-year starter for the Jaguars, missing the 2013 season when he suffered a torn ACL during off-season training. At his Pro Day workout, Meggs was timed in 5.31 seconds in the 40-yard dash, with 22 repetitions at 225 pounds in the bench press.

Center/Guard Daniel Munyer out of the University of Colorado. A native of Los Angeles, Munyer played in 43 games for the Buffs, starting 39 times, with 30 of those at right guard. He also opened nine games at center. He’s 6-1¼, 305 pounds. In his Pro Day workout, he was timed in 5.26 seconds in the 40-yard dash, with 25 bench press repetitions at 225 pounds, and a 33-inch vertical jump.

Offensive tackle Kelvin Palmer from Baylor University signed last year with the Arizona Cardinals when he was not selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. The 6-3 ½, 302-pound Texas native ended up spending half of the ’14 NFL season on the Cardinals practice squad. He was resigned back in January but was released last week. In his Pro Day workout before the 2014 NFL Draft, Palmer was timed in 5.03 seconds in the 40-yard dash, with 26 repetitions at 225 pounds in the bench press. At Baylor, he played in 45 games with 13 starts; all of his starts came in 2013, with 10 at right tackle, three at left tackle.

That should put the Chiefs roster at 90, including unsigned outside linebacker Justin Houston.

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