Chiefs cuts: Fred Williams gets released and more


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.