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Chiefs Cut 14 Players Including Ricky Stanzi and Vince Agnew


The Kansas City Chiefs thinned out their roster Sunday night, cutting 14 players.

Among the 14 cuts are two players that will seem obvious to most Chiefs fans, or at least the ones who have watched the preseason this year.

Ricky Stanzi, third-year quarterback out of Iowa, was among the cuts, as was cornerback Vince Agnew, who was picked on a bunch this preseason.

Darin Gantt of NBC’s Pro Football talk was one of many to report the cuts by Kansas City. Here’s a list of the rest of the cut players, which does include Agnew, whom I picked out from the group, specifically mind you:

The Chiefs also released veteran wide receiver Terrance Copper, along with the following players: Defensive back Vince Agnew, defensive end Miguel Chavis, offensive lineman Ryan Durand, offensive lineman Hutch Eckerson, defensive back Otha Foster III, offensive lineman A.J. Hawkins, defensive end Rob Lohr, cornerback Kamaal McIlwain, running back  Jordan Roberts, wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker, defensive back Neiko Thorpe and fullback Braden Wilson.

Stanzi was drafted in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL draft, after accumulating 7,377 yards, 56 touchdowns and 31 interceptions in four seasons at Iowa.
He lost the battle for the No. 3 quarterback position to Tyler Bray, who was undrafted out of Tennessee. If you watched the preseason at all this year though, it was rather obvious that Stanzi wasn’t holding his own in the aforementioned quarterback competition.
Kansas City has to cut one more player in order to get to 75 by Tuesday.

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  • chiefridgy

    Kinda surprised to see copper go

    • Battlespeed

      Copper has been a puzzle to me from day 1. He just never seemed to break out of the middle of the pack. I knew Stanzi was gone, and Agnew. Braden Wilson surprises me a bit – at least, as a first cut.

      It’s a good thing to get the Stanzi-Bray question officially settled early. I think this will help Bray get settled in, and it was inevitable anyway so why leave any doubts hanging over his head?

  • Chris Tarrants

    Not Agnew! There goes any chance of a Super Bowl for us

    • chiefridgy

      Lol. You want us to call up pisceteli…

      • Chris Tarrants

        At this point I would take a 50 year old Ty Law lol

      • Danny W

        Hey Sabby coulda made the ProBowl given a fair chance. Dude was Dyno Mite!

  • Chris Tarrants

    But in all seriousness now I really hope Hemmingway and Richardson both make the team, glad to see them still here but who is the other guy and what hadn’t he been released yet?

    • Andrew Kulha

      I personally believe both Hemingway and Richardson will make it. Both have had impressive moments this preseason.

      • Chris Tarrants

        So who is the odd man out in the WR department? I hate to see Wylie go also! Fans getting nervous about how to keep all of these wideouts is a good thing I geuss, I hate the idea that we might have to cut a hard working guy just because we are stuck with a guy we can’t cut in Jenkins

  • Troy Utt

    I offered to buy Agnew’s ticket home two weeks ago… Surprised he made it this long! That closed the biggest hole in the secondary.

    • Andrew Kulha

      So, you’re going to buy him that ticket now?

      • chiefridgy

        Deal was no longer on the table after initial offer…now Agnew has to walk

        • Chris Tarrants

          There goes any chanceof you ever gettinga Vince Agnewautograph

      • Troy Utt

        If that’s what it takes to assure there is no chance they even put him on the practice squad!

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    Neiko Thorpe being cut this soon did surprise me.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Copper being gone means that several of those young WR’s will now make the team.
    I think Reid will keep 6. Bowe, Avery, and McCluster are all safe. Given Jenkins’ 2013 cap hit, he should also be safe. I think Hemingway, Wylie, and Richardson are going to battle for the final two spots. Hemingway provides the biggest upside as a pure receiver, but I’m not sure he’s as valuable to special teams as the other two are (and those final two spots require guys who play ST). VERY interesting, to say the least.

    • Jason Seibel

      I think you’re right on the money. And if putting up any money I say Wylie gets cut. He hasn’t done anything to set himself apart.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        He has in the return game.

        • Jason Seibel

          But so have Demps and Davis….and Dex. Why hold onto someone when you have someone else who can do it as good or better?

          • Stacy D. Smith

            They’re both in different position groups though. That won’t have an effect on whether or not he can make the team at wide receiver.

    • Chris Tarrants

      Your right but it is garbage all the same! I hate to see underachievers get babied and given a spot just because they were drafted high and guys who bust their ass get cut just because it’s financially more sound for the team but makes the team worse in said department. Nothing against Jenkins but he is “Baldwin 2.0 ” until he proves he isn’t and the other three Richardson, Wylie, and Hemmingway have don’t nothing but work hard to prove themselves and one will end up playing for Denver or some shit

    • sidibeke

      So you think Bellamy’s on the outside looking in?

  • Lyle Graversen

    I think the biggest story here is that they cut their 6th round draft pick in the first round of cuts and kept an undrafted FB over him.

    • ArrowFan

      I guess this is not the Pioli Chiefs anymore.

      • sidibeke

        Nope. If it was, we’d have kept Stanzi longer so that it would be harder for him to get on another team after we cut him.

    • Stacy D. Smith

      He’ll probably be a practice squad candidate. I’m not surprised. I’d venture to guess that 6th Round picks rarely make the team in year one.

    • Battlespeed

      Who was drafted and who wasn’t should have nothing to do with these decisions. It should be all about performance – not about refusing to admit that you might have drafted the wrong guy.

      And if you were smart enough to steal some undrafted talent (ala Bray), to me that just makes you look all the smarter. Making good decisions based on having a ton more information about guys from preseason than you have during the draft also makes you look pretty smart.

      The Pioli era of egomania is truly over.

  • ArrowFan

    I wonder what we are doing with the TE. How many do we keep?

    • Jason Seibel

      I think 3 and maybe send one to the practice squad.

      • ArrowFan

        I don’t know who # 45 was but he looked big and also moved well for his size.

  • Danny W

    Not Pretty Ricky!!!

  • 44WinMag

    Little Ricky Stanzi! Say it aint so! Another half-hearted attempt at developing a franchise QB goes down the toilet.

    • berttheclock

      No, another wasted Pioli draft pick goes down the toilet. He followed the inept Stanzi pick by selecting Gabe Miller. Miller became injured, but, the next year he was on the Seattle practice squad and has just been cut by the Bears. So, that 5th round for the Chiefs was a total waste. It is named the Richard Sherman round, a name, Pioli apparently never knew.

  • berttheclock

    Stanzi lasted longer than most only due to his football intelligence. He really should concentrate on trying to catch on with some team, either, Pro or college as an assistant coach. He never really could get his footwork mechanics together which caused him major throwing problems in the pocket against aggressive d-linemen. Too many off balanced throws.

    • Troy Utt

      Hey Bert, Not a big Stanzi fan… But having spent a couple weeks at camp this year, I will say you are right on the money. He may well be best suited to move on to a career in coaching as even before training camp the word was that Stanzi had the play-book down pat! Speaks for him having a little something between the ears…

  • jimfromkcj

    I am disappointed that Stanzi was cut wiothout ever taking a snap in a regular season game with the first string. The same with trick shot. It shows me one more time that the Chiefs management is far from what I would like to see. There have been many instances through the years where layers who didn’t do practice very well, but were gamers on game day. How anyone could play Palco playing so bad wouldn’t put Stanzi in for one series is beyond me.