Chiefs Start Slicing

From the Truman Sports Complex

NFL rosters must reach 75 players by Tuesday, but like many other teams in the league, the Chiefs started pruning early. They announced the release of four players on Sunday afternoon:

– T/G Tyler Eastman – the undrafted free agent out of UCLA Maine figures to be a consideration for the practice squad when it gets put together next week. He can play either position and has good movement. I would bet he Chiefs want to work with him more.

– RB Kestahn Moore – the first-year man’s chances of making the roster were derailed by what appeared to be a left knee injury that he suffered against Atlanta on Aug. 13. He missed key practice time and with Jackie Battle stepping forward with good performances in the offense and on special teams, space in the backfield was limited.

– TE Cody Slate – another undrafted free agent out of Marshall, Slate showed some skills and good hands, catching four passes for 49 yards. Depending on how the final roster shakes out at tight end, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him on the practice squad.

– QB Bill Stull – the undrafted free agent from Pitt was signed when Brodie Croyle was hurt, but he did not get a chance to play in either of the two pre-season games where he was on the roster. His release is a good sign that Croyle is ready to play after missing two games with a right arm injury. Depending on what they decide to do with the quarterbacks on the 53-man roster (two or three?), Stull may find a spot on the practice squad.

That leaves the Chiefs at 76 players, so they’ll have to move one more player off the roster by Tuesday.


10 Responses to “Chiefs Start Slicing”

  • August 29, 2010  - TruChief09 says:

    Bob,
    I believe Tyler Eastman went to Maine not UCLA. Just a small correction ;)


  • August 29, 2010  - el cid says:

    Where is all the moaning and groaning about losing Stull? Seems some know-it-alls said he was the next coming, where did they go??


  • August 29, 2010  - Edward says:

    Moore is good back he’ll find his way on someone’s roster once healthy.


  • August 29, 2010  - Robert says:

    Stull will be back. There is still a preseason game and if Croyle plays odds are he will get injured again.


  • August 29, 2010  - Merwin says:

    Then again maybe they place Stull on the practice roster as I believe it’s Brodie’s last year (signed a 4 year contract on 7/06) on his contract Could they be keeping Stull around for next year when they will need another QB?


  • August 29, 2010  - el cid says:

    Merwin, ugly thought. Would there not be 4 or more college QBs coming out next year if they need a QB of the future. Stull did not show anyone anything, he never got in a game, remember. QB is a weakness for the Chiefs and to add a kid as a body makes no sense at all.


  • August 29, 2010  - Niblick says:

    Brodie signed a one year tender, so he is here for at least this year. I expect Brodie to get the bulk of the playing time against the Packers, assuming he is is recovered from his injury. He has only had about one quarter of play in the first pre-season game.

    I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Stull winds up on the practive squad.


  • August 29, 2010  - Merwin says:

    el cid, not saying it’s a good move, I just think with Brodie’s injury history, the Chiefs may be trying to stock pile players for next year. Unless someone else becomes available between now and next year.


  • August 30, 2010  - RW says:

    The Chiefs QB stable. Let’s review:

    A backup turned starter turned millionaire showing the inconsistent skills of a backup: Cassel

    An oft injured project yet to win a NFL game: Croyle

    Guys off the street: Palko, Stull et al

    Upgrading the roster? Start with a genuine QB.


  • August 30, 2010  - el cid says:

    RW, BUT, Pioli invested a lot of his “rep” on Cassel. As long as the Chiefs can pretend Cassel has anything to offer, we are stuck with him. Put him in GB or ATL or Philly, a more talented team than the Chiefs, he may be a good manager type QB.

    But the Chiefs chose Pioli, Haley, etc and, you got to admit, not one ever BUILT, REBUILT a thing in their career. Even our highly regarded Coordinators, were busts when they had to acquire and develope their own talent (even though they may be able operate wonderfully if someone else gives them the correct bodies). That may be why my skin crawls any time someone just crows about some makebelieve dynasty with nothing to show for it but Jackson, Cassel, Berry.




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