The Kansas City Chiefs and the 31 other NFL teams released a boat load of players on Saturday to get down to the NFL maximum 53 roster players. That means that the Chiefs have found their right 53.
That also means there are now a lot more players available that could become part of the Chiefs 53.
Chiefs GM Scott Pioli, like many GMs, likes to go with what's known over unknown. There are a few teams whose cuts have probably caught the eye of Pioli including the Dolphins (Bill Parcells), Broncos (Josh McDaniels), Falcons (Thomas Dimitroff) and Patriots (Bill Belichick). The Cardinals are also probably getting their cut list reviewed by Todd Haley, who worked in Arizona.
The fact is the Chiefs will look at every player released but those teams listed above have connections to the Chiefs so it wouldn't surprise me to see some action on those cut lists.
I've got the cut lists for the teams mentioned above. There are a few former Chiefs on there. You can also view all the cuts here.
QB Pat White, FB Rolly Lumbala, WR Julius Pruitt, WR Patrick Turner, TE David Martin, G Ray Feinga, OL Andrew Gardner, G Donald Thomas, OL Andrew Hartline, DL Lionel Dotson, NT Ryan Baker, DT Montavious Stanley, LB J.D. Folsom, LB Chris McCoy, LB Austin Spitler, LB Erik Walden, CB Kevin Hobbs, CB Ross Weaver, S Jon Amaya, S Nate Ness
RB Dimitri Nance, FB Dan Klecko, WR Troy Bergeron, WR Tim Buckley, WR Andy Strickland, WR Ryan Wolfe, TE Robbie Agnone, TE Keith Zinger, OL Jose Valdez, C Brett Romberg, C Blake Schlueter, DE Maurice Lucas, DE Emmanuel Stephens, LB Weston Johnson, LB Bear Woods, CB Dominique Daniels, CB Chevis Jackson, S Eric Brock, S Rafael Bush
WR Alric Arnett, WR Britt Davis, TE Marquez Branson, TE Riar Geer, TE Nate Overbay, TE Kory Sperry, OT Paul Duncan, G Seth Olsen, NT Chris Baker, DL Jarvis Green, DL Jeff Stehle, LB Kevin Alexander, LB Jammie Kirlew, LB Darrell Reid, LB Johnny Williams, LB Worrell Williams, S Kyle McCarthy
QB Zac Robinson, RB Thomas Clayton, WR Sam Aiken, WR Buddy Farnham, WR Darnell Jenkins, WR Rod Owens, TE Carson Butler, TE Rob Myers, OL George Bussey, G/C Ted Larsen, G Rich Ohrnberger, OL Eric Ghiaciuc, OL Thomas Welch, DL Damione Lewis, LB Eric Alexander, LB Derrick Burgess, LB Thomas Williams, LB Pierre Woods, DB DeAngelo Willingham, S Ross Ventrone, S Sergio Brown
QB Matt Leinart, FB Charles Scott, WR Ed Gant, WR Mike Jones, WR Onrea Jones, WR Isaiah Williams, TE Anthony Becht, OL Herman Johnson, OT Jonathan Palmer, OT Tom Pestock, DL Jeremy Clark, DE John Fletcher, LB Steve Baggs, LB Monty Beisel, LB Cody Brown, LB Mark Washington, CB Trevor Ford, CB Justin Miller