Player News: Chiefs Cut Jamar Newsome


Aug 30, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jamar Newsome (84) cannot catch a pass while defended by Green Bay Packers defensive back Casey Hayward (29) at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have released the final player of the 15 required in order to meet the league mandatory 75 man roster by 3:00 PM CDT today. According to the “mothership” KC, that player was WR Jamar Newsome. This release comes on the heels of the 14 players released on Sunday after the Chiefs’ third preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Newsome spent only one season with the Chiefs and had five receptions on 16 targets for 73 yards. He has spent time mainly at the bottom of a deep wide receiver depth chart, so this cut isn’t a huge surprise. Perhaps the biggest surprise to some Addicts would be that the cut wasn’t to Devon Wylie, who has failed to stand out despite constant comparisons to Wes Welker, or to the again re-injured tight end, Tony Moeaki.

Regardless, these two “on the bubble” players will get to wear Chiefs red and gold for another week. The Chiefs’ roster now stands at the league required 75 players and will remain until final cuts down to the 53 man roster on September 1st.

What do you think, Addicts? Should Newsome have been spared over somebody else? Put your GM hats on and sound off below.