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Chiefs: Complete List Of Cut Players

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Today is a rough day in the NFL, and it’s undoubtedly going to be a rough day in Chiefs Kingdom. This is cut day.

The preseason has ended and teams around the league are mandated to cut their rosters down to 53 players.

This means bad news for many fringe players across the league and the fans who have grown to enjoy watching them throughout the course of the preseason.

Kansas City had to cut 22 players to get to 53. Below is the list of players that are no longer with the Chiefs:


Steven Baker - T

Josh Bellamy - WR

Malcolm Bronson - S

Greg Castillo - S

Kennard Cox - CB

Marcus Dixon - DL

Tommie Draheim - OL

Darin Drakeford - LB

Shaun Draughn - RB

Frankie Hammond Jr. – WR

Demetrius Harris - TE

Tysyn Hartman - DB

Austin Lane – DE

Orie Lemon - LB

Semaj Moody - CB

Toben Opurum - FB

Matt Reynolds - T

Rico Richardson - WR

Rokevious Watkins - OL

Ridge Wilson - LB/DE

Ricky Henry – G

Tony Moeaki – TE


One notable name on here is tight end Tony Moeaki, who was drafted by the Chiefs in third round of the 2010 NFL draft. While he’s shown flashes, catching 80 passes for 1,009 yards and four touchdowns with Kansas City, he’s struggled with injuries. His most recent was a fractured shoulder, which most likely led to him being waived.

 Tysyn Hartman and Rico Richardson are two other tough cuts. Hartman, in particular, had a nice preseason as a defensive sub and on special teams, and Richardson caught the game winning touchdown against Pittsburgh.

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  • KCMikeG

    Josh Martin made it! Ridge Wilson didn’t darn it! Really like them both. Surprised a little that neither Frankie or Rico didn’t make it. I hope all three of them, Hartman, Harris and Austen Lane can go practice squad.

    • KcNdaRock

      Wow really thought Hartman would make it. plus Rico was making noise I hope he goes to the practice squad!! If he doesn’t I have this wired feeling he will succeed in the nfl. The man is determined and is always under the radar that seems to always make a superstar.

      • KcNdaRock


  • Robert Firestone

    I thought it was 53 players

    • Jason Seibel


    • Andrew Kulha

      My fault.

  • Roger Mihalko

    Practice Squad Predictions:

    Steven Baker – T

    Josh Bellamy – WR

    Tommie Draheim – OL

    Shaun Draughn – RB

    Frankie Hammond Jr. – WR

    Tysyn Hartman – DB

    Rico Richardson – WR

    Marcus Dixon – DL

    • sidibeke

      I like the 3 WRs on it.

    • Kisersosay

      Good list except Shaun and Tyson are not eligible for the practice squad. Tyson played in 11 games and Shaun played in all 16. Has to be less then 9 games to qualify.

  • calciomoti

    Maybe I am missing something, but what do they see in Devon Wiley that they don’t see in Hammond and Bellamy or even Richardson?

    • Chris Tarrants

      Nothing, he brought Reid two dozen krispycremes yesterday

      • sidibeke

        Oooh. Krispycreme. He’d make my team.

    • Kyle ferguson

      I think Wylie is more elusive, could be deadly in the screen game idk if you’ve seen the Fresno film but it’s pretty impressive, not saying it’s the right or wrong move just saying maybe that’s why he is sticking around

      • calciomoti

        I understand what you mean, personally I would haveHD ir him or waived him. But I’ve watched nfl film of him andall three of the other guys have scoredand done morepositive things than him, i think they should cut tie and Callcall aa lossa loss.

    • Kisersosay

      While they are all called Wide Receivers Wylie is there to play behind Dex in the slot. Remember Reid is putting in some plays to take advantage of Dex’s skill set. Wylie best matches that skill set and can replace him if (when) injured. Hammond is a fast receiver that would be a better fit behind Avery but they chose AJ instead. Same for Bellamy although he is big enough and fast enough to play both X and Z but not a good fit for the slot. Same story for Richardson. It is about the fit for the X, Y, and Z positions. We kept 2 for each position. Keeping 3-4 x or Z receivers and only 1 y receiver does not make a lot of sense.

      • calciomoti

        Neither does a slower, less elusive, non catching, dimunitive player such as wylie…but hey he fits right :/ your post makes as much sense. I would rather see a player with skill and ability make the team.

        • Kisersosay

          So 4.39 is slow? Dex is 4.58. Less elusive? Was 5/5 on receiving is what I saw the last game. I get it you don’t like him. I don’t like him because of his injury history. But all the points you brought up about him except diminutive (If that is what you were going for) are not true. Maybe you ARE missing something???

          • calciomoti

            If track speeds were all that matter then he would be great. Unfortunately for him that is not the case. He runs a great 40, but could never keep his feet in the NFL…if you call that elusive, then I’m sure it is not I that is missing something

        • Kisersosay

          You may get your wish. We signed another 5’8″ receiver and now I am hearing Wylie will be cut…..

          • calciomoti

            That’s not exactly what I was wishing for, it was more to keep one of the other the that were cut.

  • Chris Tarrants

    The part that makes me sick is that Jenkins gets a free pass and roster spot while being a scrub and a handful of WR who BUST their asses in camp get cut and we have to watch this underachiever all season long run lazy routes, miss blocks and leave Bowe double teamed.

  • Kyle ferguson

    It sucks to see some of these names on the list but the thing about it is when you see guys that are out making plays and playing well get cut that must mean you must have a pretty strong squad. But honestly I see about 7 players that where cut that I’d have over brown, he is terrible in coverage! Glad to see mcdougle make the cut, and I thought at least Rico or Hammond jr. Would make the cut. Lets also remember these guys have to work hard and fit a system, hopefully most of these guys find a spot on another team or we can put them on the practice squad defenitly some good players on this list

  • Danny W

    So is Tony Moe on the PUP or is he gone?

    • sidibeke

      He’s gone.

      • Danny W

        thanks beke

  • Michael Shaw

    Not sure what anyone else thinks, but for my money they could have gotten rid of Jalil Brown and kept Tyson Hartman!!!! Not surprised by the Moeaki move. Sorry that he couldn’t stay healthy!!