The Kansas City Chiefs have cut 14 players as part of the NFL’s mandated first-round of roster cuts. The Chiefs had to get their roster from 90 players to 75. Since the Chiefs only had 89 players on the active roster, they only needed to cut 14.
There aren’t many surprises here. Check it:
Shane Bannon FB 6-3 245 1 Yale
Tim Biere TE 6-4 260 R Kansas
Caleb Campbell LB 6-2 237 1 Army
Justin Cheadle OL 6-2 290 R California
Dominique Ellis DB 5-11 195 R South Carolina State
Jean Fanor DB 6-1 200 R Bethune-Cookman
Dexter Heyman LB 6-3 238 R Louisville
Cam Holland OL 6-2 320 R North Carolina
Jeremy Horne WR 6-2 193 2 Massachusetts
Ethan Johnson DE 6-4 300 R Notre Dame
Brandon Kinnie WR 6-3 220 R Nebraska
Zeke Markshausen WR 5-11 185 1 Northwestern
Matt Szymanski K 6-1 196 R SMU
Aaron Weaver WR 6-2 220 R Syracuse
Notable is FB Shane Bannon out of Yale. Bannon has never really caught on with the Chiefs and with Peyton Hillis on the roster, a FB really isn’t necessary. The Chiefs are also very deep at RB and so they may need the extra spot to keep some of the lower string guys.
The kicker, Szymanski, was never going to make the team but he showed off a really strong leg in the preseason. I wouldn’t be surprised to see someone pick him up. The Chiefs could also keep him on speed dial should anything happen to one of their kickers.
What do you think, Addicts? Are you surprised by any of these cuts?