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Chiefs to Cut Five Players in NFL Roster Trim Down

The 3 PM roster cut deadline today looms for a handful of Kansas City Chiefs.

Technically, the Chiefs need to trim the roster by five players - from 80 to 75. WR Devard Darling may help reduce that number by one if he's put on injured reserve after reportedly tearing his ACL in Saturday's game against the Seahawks.

Still, I've gone ahead and listed my five cuts that I think the Kansas City Chiefs could make today.

Consider this the cut day morning open thread. We''ll announce players cuts as they happen.

So, as I'm thinking about these cuts, I tend to keep players that I think may not necessarily be good at their position but can kick butt on special teams. Special teams is the extra perspective you have to throw in for some of these guys, especially the linebackers and other defensive players.

S Ricky Price

Price was a rookie mini camp signee back in May for the Chiefs. Since then, he's made little impression on those covering the Chiefs. His name was rarely mentioned in training camp reports but when it was, it was generally for good things.

I just think that Price is a bit of the odd man out with the safeties. I think the Chiefs could bring in another safety after they cut Price but I think they could stand to get rid of him now.

CB Londen Fryar

Cornerbacks are pretty easy to come by, especially ones that aren't starting and play mainly special teams. Fryar is one of these guys on the edge. He hasn't distinguished himself and probably has higher aspirations than to sit on the Chiefs' practice squad.

The Chiefs have eight cornerbacks on the roster now. They probably only need about six or so.

CB Jackie Bates

I have similar thoughts on Bates as I did on Fryar. Both guys are on that special teams/cornerback edge where they could stay on for another round of cuts but they'll be gone no matter what IMO.

OT Cameron Goldberg

Speaking of special teams, I think Goldberg is out because he's not a player who is going to regularly tear it up on special teams, if play on that squad at all.

The odd man out o-linemen cuts are usually pretty easy. I think Goldberg is gone today.

RB Dantrell Savage

Admittedly, this cut is a bit of stretch considering that Dantrell Savage has had a decent preseason. But I think that Todd Haley will let Savage go on this first round of cuts so that Savage can have a better chance of catching on somewhere.

Savage couldn't really ever be a regular running back IMO, which is why he's let go over Javarris Williams.

Who are your cuts?


R. Price D. Morgan
J. Page M. Brown
J. McGraw B. Pollard
Free Safety Strong Safety
P. Walters C. Smith
T. McBride D. Johnson J. Belcher
A. Studebaker
T. Hali M. Beisel Z. Thomas
M. Vrabel
OLB D. Williams C. Mays OLB
ILB ILB J. Bates
D. Gales D. Washington
L. Fryar
A. Magee D. Lokey B. Greenwood T. Daniels
R. Colclough W. Gilberry T. Tyler A. Boone M. Leggett
B. Carr G. Dorsey R. Edwards
T. Jackson
B. Flowers
Cornerback Def. End Nose Tackle Def. End Cornerback
Wide Receiver Tackle Guard Center Guard Tackle Tight End Wide Receiver
D. Darling B. Albert B. Waters R. Niswanger M. Goff D. McIntosh B. Cottam T. Copper
M. Bradley H. Taylor W. Smith E. Ghiaciuc T. Washington B. Richardson S. Ryan A. Toomer
B. Engram
C. Goldberg D. Harris A. Alleman C. Brown
J. O'Connell D. Bowe
Q. Lawrence I. Ndukwe T. Crabtree T. Johnson
R. Wright Slot Receiver A. Lelie
B. Engram Quarterback
Q. Lawrence Fullback M. Cassel Tailback
R. Wright M. Cox B. Croyle
L. Johnson
J. Collins T. Thigpen
J. Battle

M. Gutierrez
J. Charles KR/PR Punter
Long Snapper Kicker
D. Savage Q. Lawrence D. Colquitt
T. Purdum R. Succop
K. Smith
R. Wright

J. Williams
D. Savage