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NFL Roster Cuts: Kansas City Chiefs Release Four Players

TAMPA FL - AUGUST 21:  Tight end Cody Slate #80 of the Kansas City Chiefs catches a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a preseason game at Raymond James Stadium on August 21 2010 in Tampa Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
TAMPA FL - AUGUST 21: Tight end Cody Slate #80 of the Kansas City Chiefs catches a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a preseason game at Raymond James Stadium on August 21 2010 in Tampa Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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The Kansas City Chiefs are getting NFL roster cuts started early announcing the release of four players on Sunday: T/G Tyler Eastman, RB Kesthan Moore, TE Cody Slate and QB Bill Stull.

The Chiefs have to get down to 75 players by Tuesday, Aug. 31. This means they'll need to release one more.

Eastman was an undrafted free agent who, more than likely, was a training camp body. On the latest depth chart, he was the third team left tackle.

Moore is a bit of a surprise for me because he was someone who played well during camp. His downfall, though, was being injured in the second preseason game and not playing. He also missed a week of practice and for a guy trying for the third or fourth running back spot that's a killer. On the latest depth chart, Javarris Williams leap-frogged him.

Slate is another guy who was brought in over the offseason. He was signed when Brad Cottam and Tony Moeaki were out with injury. He had a solid career at Marshall but could never quite catch on in a crowded position group with the Chiefs. On the latest depth chart, he was fourth, ahead of Leroy Banks. He didn't play last week so his release doesn't come as a shock.

Stull was signed nearly two weeks ago when Brodie Croyle went down with an injury. We figured he would be released because he didn't play in either preseason game he was on the team.

And with one more roster spot to release by Tuesday, I imagine there are some tense players inside One Arrowhead Drive right about now.

(H/T ChiefMizzou09)