Chiefs Roster Cuts To The 53-Man Roster

Here are the roster moves made by the Chiefs that got the team to the NFL roster limit of 53 players:

  1. OT Steve Baker – released.
  2. WR Josh Bellamy – released.
  3. S Malcolm Bronson – released.
  4. CB Greg Castillo – released.
  5. CB Kennard Cox – released.
  6. DL Marcus Dixon – released.
  7. OL Tommie Draheim – released.
  8. ILB Darin Drakeford – released.
  9. RB Shaun Draughn – released.
  10. WR Frankie Hammond – released.
  11. TE Demetrius Harris – released.
  12. FS Tysyn Hartman – released.
  13. G Ricky Henry – released (injured).
  14. DE Austen Lane – released.
  15. ILB Orie Lemon – released.
  16. TE Tony Moeaki – released (injured).
  17. CB Semaj Moody – released.
  18. FB Toben Opurum – released.
  19. OT Matt Reynolds – released.
  20. WR Rico Richardson – released.
  21. G Rokevious Watkins- released.
  22. OLB Ridge Wilson – released.

Quick reactions & notes: not a single surprise on these final cuts; all were players in the mix for a move . . . there are a few players that should not yet buy but rent – I’ve got to believe the Chiefs will be combing the waiver wire for linemen on both sides of the ball . . . the roster includes 26 new players, or half of the active roster . . . there are 10 rookies, including 7 of the 8 draft choices and 3 college free agents – QB Tyler Bray, OLB Josh Martin and S Brad McDougald . . .  every position on the roster has a rookie with the exception of wide receiver . . . right now, the decisions at safety was basically a trade of a Kansas State player (Hartman) for a KU player (McDougald). Bad weekend to be a Wildcat! . . . possible practice squad members from the list of 22 would be Drakeford, Hammond, Harris, Opurum . . . the 53 breaks down this way: 3 QBs, 4 RBs, 6 WRs, 3 TEs, 8 OL for 24 on offense; 7 DL, 9 LB, 10 DB for 26 on defense; 3 kicking game.

12 Responses to “Chiefs Roster Cuts To The 53-Man Roster”

  • August 31, 2013  - Tenand6 says:

    Some pretty decent players being released.

  • August 31, 2013  - j.t. collins says:

    Bob would you do a post on the salary cap. After all of the cuts & signings, if we pick up other players.

  • August 31, 2013  - j.t. collins says:

    When you post a players is cut put the salary cap hit in the post if you can.Signings all so . Please & Thank You.

  • August 31, 2013  - jimbo says:

    Did not expect Hartman to get released. He seemed to be everwhere he needed to be this preseason. Obviously the coaches had a different opinion on that.
    Go Chiefs.

  • August 31, 2013  - jimbo says:

    Did not expect Hartman to get released. He seemed to be everywhere he needed to be this preseason. Obviously the coaches had a different opinion on that.
    Go Chiefs.

  • August 31, 2013  - Josh says:

    Mr. Glass is gone.

  • August 31, 2013  - ChuckXX says:

    Sad to see Tony M. go. He had so darn much “potential”.

  • August 31, 2013  - el cid says:

    Cox, Hammond, Richardson, and Bellamy also got the ax among others. Bit of a surprise, thought some had a chance.

  • August 31, 2013  - Tenand6 says:

    Catapano may be something special. I hope he sticks over the weekend. Watch him in the Green Bay game. An impressive motor and athleticism. Not surprised they kept him.

  • August 31, 2013  - R W says: Who’s been cut by other teams that might tempt? C’mon Bob..

  • August 31, 2013  - kc arrowhead says:

    They are listing Catapano as DL, but he’s really more of a LB. I think he can do well if he can stick. I don’t like keeping Jalil Brown over Kennard Cox. Brown may be a better special teamer, but he isn’t good in coverage.

  • August 31, 2013  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Hartman, I will miss. Somebody will grab him. Yes, a little slow but he was always around the football.

    Draughn maybe stronger than Grey but Grey has a potential that he hasn’t reached. Probably just given one more year to show it.

    Hammond will be picked up by somebody.

    All considered we have a deeper team. Lot of youth. And for a first year management, what better can you say.

    Oh, I know. “Pioli, I just changed channels”.

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