Chiefs Take First Slice On Roster

The Chiefs announced Friday night that they have released seven players as they begin their march to the NFL roster limit of 53 players by 5 p.m. CDT on Saturday

There were no surprises among the group sent to the waiver wire. It included three NFL veterans and four rookie free agents. They were:

  • G/T Ikechuku Ndukwe, a four-year veteran who joined the team last year in a trade with Miami.
  • CB Mike Richardson, a four-year veteran out of Notre Dame who joined the team at the end of last September and turned a good season on special teams.
  • G Dan Santucci, a four-year veteran who signed in early August.
  •  TE Leroy Banks, a rookie free agent from Southern Mississippi.
  • WR Rich Gunnell, a rookie free agent from Boston College.
  • C/G Lemuel Jeanpierre, a rookie free agent from South Carolina.
  • LB  John Russell, a rookie free agent from Wake Forest.

The team also announced what every already knew, that FS Jarrad Page had signed his restricted free agent tender offer. The Chiefs have been granted a roster exemption, so Page does not count against the roster limit right now.

That leaves the Chiefs at 68 players, so another 15 must be taken off the roster in some form by late tomorrow afternoon.

2 Responses to “Chiefs Take First Slice On Roster”

  • September 4, 2010  - KC_Guy says:

    If I get this right Page being placed on the roster exempt list means he’ll be suspended for three weeks after his reporting date.

  • September 4, 2010  - Brandon says:

    Santucci, we hardly knew ye.

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