Chiefs Cut 14 Players Including Ricky Stanzi and Vince Agnew


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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.