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NFL Roster Cuts: Kansas City Chiefs Release Seven Players

The Kansas City Chiefs had 75 players on the roster (Jarrad Page doesn't count) as of Friday evening.

Now they have 68.

The Chiefs released seven players: TE Leroy Banks, WR Rich Gunnell, C Lemuel Jeanpierre, G/T Ike Ndukwe, CB Mike Richardson, LB John Russell, G Dan Santucci.

TE Leroy Banks: He was a tight end signed in June when Brad Cottam and Tony Moeaki were out. He probably didn't have a good chance to make the roster anyway.

WR Rich Gunnell: He was an undrafted free agent that was just a camp body.

C Lemuel Jeanpierre: With both Casey Wiegmann and Rudy Niswanger, Jeanpierre didn't have much of a chance to make the roster.

G/T Ikechuku Ndukwe: The first surprise of cut day. Ndukwe was spelled Brian Waters on the second team Thursday evening against the Green Bay Packers.

CB Mike Richardson: Another slight surprise because he was on the team last year as a special teams player.

LB John Russell: Russell was signed during training camp and, considering the state of the Chiefs linebackers, didn't stand a good chance.

G Dan Santucci: He was also signed during training camp and, like Russell, didn't have a good chance coming in late.

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