Kansas City Chiefs release CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste

ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 8: Stanley Jean-Baptiste
ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 8: Stanley Jean-Baptiste /

The Kansas City Chiefs have cut cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste after signing the former Saints player earlier this offseason.

Earlier this offseason, the Kansas City Chiefs transaction wire turned a few heads when a familiar name came up as a new signing. Hidden among several undrafted free agents was former second round pick Stanley Jean-Baptiste, a cornerback who entered the league as a high draft selection with the New Orleans Saints in 2014.

Unfortunately, the comeback for Jean-Baptiste has now come to an official end, at least in Kansas City, as the competition has squeezed him out after K.C.’s recent mandatory player minicamp.

Jean-Baptiste’s appearance with the Chiefs at this point three years after he last played in the NFL could signal a good sign that he could hook on with a team with more of a need in the secondary, perhaps with the Cleveland Browns or San Francisco 49ers or New York Jets.

Even after releasing Jean-Baptiste, the Chiefs are loaded in the secondary and face significant competition for the few open spots on the depth chart. Plenty of undrafted free agents are competing along with veterans like Kenneth Acker, D.J. White, Eric Murray, Terrance Mitchell, Steven Nelson, Phillip Gaines and more.