It’s the time of the off-season when NFL teams grab their pruning shears and cut away players on their roster with very little chance of making the squad for the 2014 season.
The Chiefs went snip-snip on Thursday, releasing linebacker Robert James and tight end Dominique Jones.
James was signed in the week before the Chiefs game against Indianapolis in the playoffs and participated in 19 snaps in the kicking game at Lucas Oil Stadium. He was added to the roster when James-Michael Johnson went to the injured-reserve list before the wildcard matchup with the Colts.
Jones was signed to the Chiefs practice squad on October 10th and promoted to the active roster on December 7th. He played in two games, getting 43 snaps of blocking in the Chiefs offense. Jones was moved to the reserve/non-football illness list on December 17th.