Good morning, AP. It took forever, but the (for now) final roster came out last night. You'll find the list of cuts and all of the other Kansas City Chiefs news below. Expect more roster moves as the weekend continues. We'll keep you posted both here and on Twitter @ArrowheadPride.
The only thing left to be determined was a destination for Page. They found one for him Saturday when they traded him to New England for an undisclosed draft pick.
The rookie free safety sits in the Chiefs’ locker room, looking at his hands and remembering where they’ve been. He thinks of where they’ve taken him, and where they might go from here.
Kendrick Lewis points to a fleur-de-lis tattoo on his right hand, where his thumb and forefinger meet, and lowers his voice to almost a whisper.
"It represents the struggle," he says. "Everything my city has been through. How people before me have paved the way. You think about a lot of things."
In addition, hard-hitting safety Brandon McGowan was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle. To help fill the void, the Patriots acquired fifth-year safetyJarrad Page from the Kansas City Chiefs for an undisclosed draft choice, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Like McGowan, the 6-foot-, 225-pound Page is a bigger safety who could offer help in a similar hybrid-type role.
Brandon McGowan lost for season from ESPN
Charlie Weis is back from his whirlwind romance with Notre Dame to help Todd Haley rebuild Kansas City. The Chiefs have reassembled Bill Belichick’s Patriots staff without Belichick: Weis on offense, Romeo Crennel on defense and assistants like Otis Smith and Maurice Carthon. The results are familiar but unsatisfying, like watching the E Street Band back up Joe Grushecky.
Mining Story Lines in the New N.F.L. Season from The New York Times
Some of Southwest Florida's homegrown NFL players "beat the reaper" Saturday evening. Others were sent home, where they were left waiting for their phones to ring.
NFL teams had to cut their rosters to 53 players by 6 p.m. Saturday. Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties combined to have 12 homegrown players make rosters out of the league's 1,696 available spots...
...Tight end Jake O'Connell, a 2004 Gulf Coast High graduate, again made the Kansas City Chiefs roster.
Locals get mixed results on cut day from The Fort Meyers News-Press
Of the six Canadian university players to sign with NFL teams this off-season, Greenwood was the only one to make a final roster. Greenwood is one of three undrafted free agents on the Chiefs' 53-man roster, which still could undergo changes as the team scans the waiver wire.
Greenwood makes Chiefs from The Toronto Sun
Rome native Rick Sargent has lettered in college football, played for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams. He has opened his own biodiesel company and has become a well-known businessman.
On Saturday, Sargent was recognized at the Newberry College football game and last week he was inducted into the Newberry College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Rome native inducted into Newberry Athletic Hall of Fame from The Rome News-Tribune
Stan Rome, who played in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs from 1979-82, was a legend as a two-sports star at Valdosta High School. He was a fourth-round pick by the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers in 1978 before choosing the NFL.
Now Jay Rome, on The Associated Press South Region 25 list of recruits, is establishing his own impressive path. Scout.com ranks Rome as the nation's top tight end prospect.
Jay Rome carving his own path at Valdosta from FanHouse
19. Kansas City Chiefs – They’ve got a ton of speed now and hope their young players can make plays. Lookout for rookies Dexter McCluster and Eric Berry.
The Macho Rhino NFL Power Rankings Heading To Week 1 of The 2010 Season from Bleacher Report