There was little doubt Pollard's future with the team was in question after reports surfaced Friday night that he was the subject of trade rumors. His undoing might have been a reported clash with defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast.
Pollard headlined the group of 13 cuts that included:
SS Bernard Pollard
CB Jackie Bates
TE Tom Crabtree
DE Dion Gales
DE Bobby Greenwood
G Darryl Harris
WR Taurus Johnson
WR Ashley Lelie
DT Derek Lokey
S Ricky Price
LB Zach Thomas
RB Javarris Williams
WR Rodney Wright
G Colin Brown was placed on injured reserve, clearing another roster spot.
Pollard never lived up to the hype as a second-round pick. With the play of second-year man DaJuan Morgan and the addition of veteran Mike Brown, it wasn't hard to see Pollard's cut coming.
The cut that might be the most perplexing is the decision to dump veteran wide receiver Ashley Lelie. He made plays this preseason and might have been the team's second best receiver. With the Chiefs also losing Devard Darling to injury and cutting Amani Toomer, they are thin at receiver.
As it stands now the Chiefs have some curious roster alignment, with only five receivers, four running backs, and four quarterbacks. They won't keep four quarterbacks once Matt Cassel recovers from injury, so keep an eye out for movement on that front.
The Chiefs' roster appears to be anything but set. There are still holes on the offensive line, in the receiving corps as we discussed, and on the defensive line. Scott Pioli will be watching the waiver wire and looking for additions to the 53-man roster prior to the announcement of the eight-man practice squad.
Stay tuned to Warpaint Illustrated for more news on the Chiefs' cuts and potential additions Sunday and Monday.
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