Chiefs Cut Eight Players

With the final 53-man roster due to the NFL Saturday afternoon, the Kansas City Chiefs began the purge with eight cuts Friday afternoon.

It didn't take long for fans to rejoice over the fact that much-maligned right tackle Damion McIntosh was among the eight players cut.

McIntosh, who was signed as a free agent in 2007 from Miami, was penciled in as KC's starting right tackle this year. But he was routinely beat in four preseason games and his play declined significantly last season. Clearly Scott Pioli and Todd Haley feel they have better options on the roster or can pick up a better tackle from another team's cuts.

Still, the move to cut McIntosh is curious considering the Chiefs also cut tackle Herb Taylor and guard Tavares Washington. Clearly the Chiefs may be waiting for other players to get their NFL pink slips, or are working on a trade. Our guess is a trade is in the works.

One target could be tackle Tony Pashos of Jacksonville. He's due a base salary of $4.34 million this year and the Chiefs are one of a few teams with the cap space to sign Pashos.

If both teams were in a giving mood, the Chiefs could ship off quarterback Tyler Thigpen straight up for Pashos. Even though Thigpen may end up getting cut, it makes sense for both teams to dump a player they don't want. The Jaguars had offered the Chiefs a fifth-round pick for Thigpen but two straight poor showings likely diminished his trade value.

Players cut by the Chiefs on Friday:

RT Damion McIntosh
LT Herb Taylor
OG Tavares Washington
FB Jed Collins
CB Travis Daniels
CB Londen Fryar
C Eric Ghiaciuc
LB Corey Smith.

Stay tuned to Warpaint Illustrated for more news on the Chiefs cuts.

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