Before we get into the cuts, did anyone notice the Chiefs' desperation in selling some of these tickets? KCChiefs.com had a splash page up yesterday and today promoting ticket packages. Also, during last night's game, there was a scrolling marquee at the bottom of the screen promoting Chiefs tickets. I guess when you've handcuffed yourself to the Chiefs soldout record as much as Carl Peterson has, you live and die with it.
*Note: Red is for the players who are getting cut, yellow for the practice squad and the blue for the PUP list. Take a look over and let me know if I've made any obvious errors. Special teams is pretty much set so I'm not worrying about that. Also, I'm pretty sure Patrice Majondo-Mwamba is an international player exemption that doesn't count towards the roster.
|WR||18 Samie Parker||80 Jeff Webb||82 Dwayne Bowe||9 Ean Randolph||85 Eddie Drummond|
|WR||87 Eddie Kennison||81 Chris Hannon||14 Brad Ekwerekwu||8 Bobby Sippio|
|QB||11 Damon Huard||12 Brodie Croyle||1 Casey Printers||15 Jeff Terrell|
|RB||27 Larry Johnson||26 Michael Bennett||21 Kolby Smith||38 Marcus O'Keith||39 Derrick Ross||31 Priest Holmes|
|FB||84 Kris Wilson||46 Boomer Grigsby||30 Gilbert Harris|
|LT||77 Damion McIntosh||71 Will Svitek|
|LG||54 Brian Waters||65 Herb Taylor||72 James Newby|
|C||62 Casey Wiegmann||64 Rudy Niswanger||73 Rob Hunt|
|RG||76 John Welbourn||61 Tre Stallings|
|RT||60 Chris Terry||74 Kyle Turley|
|TE||88 Tony Gonzalez||89 Jason Dunn||84 Kris Wilson||47 Michael Allan||48 Keith Willis|
|LE||91 Tamba Hali||96 Jimmy Wilkerson|
|LT||95 Ron Edwards||92 James Reed||65 Patrice Majondo-Mwamba|
|RT||70 Alfonso Boone||93 Tank Tyler||73 Kiki Gonzalez|
|RE||69 Jared Allen||90 Turk McBride||72 Montez Murphy||61 Michael Heard|
|LOLB||56 Derrick Johnson||97 Keyaron Fox||57 Nick Reid|
|MLB||50 Napoleon Harris||52 William Kershaw||98 Nate Harris|
|ROLB||59 Donnie Edwards||99 Kendrell Bell||55 Rich Scanlon|
|LCB||24 Ty Law||39 Dimitri Patterson||35 Will Poole||40 Justin Phinisee|
|RCB||23 Patrick Surtain||20 Benny Sapp||34 Tyron Brackenridge|
|SS||49 Bernard Pollard||25 Greg Wesley||30 Marlon Fair|
|FS||44 Jarrad Page||47 Jon McGraw||29 Chad Williams|
I think the addition of kick returner Eddie Drummond pretty much seals the practice squad fate of Jeff Webb and Ean Randolph. Webb and Randolph are both kick return guys first and receivers second. The addition of Drummond eliminates the return need, relegating Webb and Randolph to next year. Plus, I think the addition of Bobby Sippio would push those guys further down the WR depth chart anyway. Justin Phinisee is in the same boat. His return skills were part of the reason he was still around and with Drummond in, he's on the practice squad as well.
Michael Allan is potentially our TE of the future. Tony G doesn't have that many years left and his retirement in the next few years would coincide perfectly with the development of Allan.
Our starting linebackers are definitely set. Kendrell Bell's salary really prohibits him from being cut at the moment so he stays. Rich Scanlon can play all three LB positions so he's in as well. William Kershaw has had a pretty good preseason so he earns a spot as well. Nick Reid on the practice squad is a bit of a stretch but I gotta throw one local guy in.
No reason for three fullbacks. Bye bye Gilbert Harris. The Chiefs aren't cutting a "folk hero" with a mohawk.
Benny Sapp and Dimitri Patterson both earned their backup CB spots this preseason, with Sapp playing especially well last night. Jarrad Page had a few nice tackles last night but also missed a few, which means I'm still worried about him. I've said it before- Jon McGraw is a Herm guy. He'll be around.
I'm going to sit here and look at this chart throughout today. I'll note any changes I make. Cuts are by
3 pm 6 pm tomorrow. Any spots where you particularly agree or disagree?