John Rieger USA Today Sports Images

Chiefs Begin Roster Cuts

On Sunday the Chiefs cut 11 players, but the biger cuts won't happen until Saturday where some roster surprises could be in store for KC as they set their 53-man roster.

Though no big surprises came out of the early roster cuts from the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, this team does have a few roster decisions looming within the next week that could impact their 53-man roster. In fact, thanks to depth at multiple positions, the Chiefs have several roster luxuries at wide receiver, safety, quarterback and running back so much so they could be used as trade bait for future draft picks.

At hand for Kansas City Chiefs this week, will be to define which young players are ready for regular duty and which veterans might be at the end of their playing career in KC. One in particular Wide Receiver, Jason Avant could find himself on the outside looking at a roster spot.

The Chiefs have five young receivers they can ill afford to cut next weekend; Fred Jones, Donnie Hammond, De’Anthony Thomas, Chris Conley and Albert Wilson. That leaves a battle with Avant and KC’s seventh round pick, Da’Ron Brown for the final receiver slot.

At Safety, with the return of Eric Berry, KC’s defense has six candidates at the position that could start in the NFL. Ron Parker, Hussain Abdullah, Tyvone Branch and Berry are locks to make the team. Yet both Daniel Sorenson and Kelcie McCray have starting ability.

The rumblings around the NFL suggest teams are inquiring about the availability of back-up quarterback, Chase Daniel. Warpaint Illustrated has learned, with the right deal, they’d ship their back-up quarterback, if they can get a pair of draft picks in return. Aaron Murray showed promise against the Tennessee Titans and that puts the Chiefs in a luxury position at quarterback.

Outside of those positions question marks, Tuesday’s remaining roster cuts shouldn’t be that difficult. Below are the players the Chiefs cut on Sunday.

WR Kenny Cook (Gardner Webb)

T Anthony Dima (Massechuesetts)

LS Andrew West (Vanderbilt)

CB Aaron Hester (UCLA)

DE Vaughn Martin (Western Ontario)

CB Kenneth Perry (UNLV)

G Marcus Reed (Fayetville State)

TE Adam Schlitz (Emporia State)

WR Jaret Smith (McMurry)

OL Charles Tuaau (Texas A&M Commonwealth)

WR L'Damian Washington (Missouri)


WarpaintIllustrated.com Top Stories