The Kansas City Chiefs need to get down to their 53-man roster on Saturday by 3 p.m. CST, and the process has begun. Kansas City will have some tough decisions to make, and the first has come down with the release of receiver Fred Williams, according to Herbie Teope of Chiefs Digest and the Topeka Capital-Journal.
Williams was incredibly productive throughout the four exhibition contests, catching four touchdowns. However, Williams is 27 years old and was released instead of the younger Frankie Hammond Jr., who can also return punts. With Williams being cut, the receiver group is almost certainly Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, Chris Conley, Albert Wilson, De’Anthony Thomas and Hammond Jr.
Here are the other cuts throughout the day:
OL Daniel Munyer
FS Sanders Commings
ILB James-Michael Johnson
OL Garrett Frye
WR Da’Ron Brown
RB Spencer Ware
By my count, the Chiefs have released seven players, meaning they stand at 68 players. There are 16 more cuts to come, and if general manager John Dorsey sees somebody he likes hitting the market, he could move to make a signing and make things even crazier. If there is one thing we have learned about Dorsey throughout the years, he will be very aggressive this weekend if an opportunity arises.
Update: The cuts are final for now.
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. College Hometown
Da’Ron Brown WR 6-0 199 Northern Illinois Chicago, Ill.
Mike Catapano DE 6-4 270 Princeton Bayville, N.Y.
Sanders Commings S 6-0 223 Georgia Augusta, Ga.
Ja’Gared Davis LB 6-0 238 SMU Crockett, Texas
Hebron Fangupo DT 6-0 324 BYU Orange County, Calif.
Garrett Frye C 6-5 290 Georgia Southern Cumming, Ga.
David Irving DL 6-7 272 Iowa State San Jacinto, Calif.
James-Michael Johnson LB 6-1 240 Nevada Fairfield, Calif.
Eric Kush C 6-4 313 California (Pa.) Bridgeville, Pa.
Tello Luckett WR 6-0 211 Harding Sand Hill, Miss.
Daniel Munyer C 6-1 305 Colorado Los Angeles, Calif.
Deji Olatoye DB 6-1 194 North Carolina A&T Dublin, Ohio
Jarrod Pughsley G 6-4 310 Akron Lima, Ohio
Darrin Reaves RB 5-10 215 UAB Birmingham, Ala.
Kevin Short DB 6-2 185 Fort Scott CC Florissant, Mo.
Derek Sherrod T 6-6 321 Mississippi State Chula Vista, Calif.
Ryan Taylor TE 6-3 254 North Carolina Winston-Salem, N.C.
Spencer Ware FB 5-10 229 LSU Eunice, La.
Fred Williams WR 6-0 190 St. Cloud State Milwaukee, Wisc.