The Kansas City Chiefs have to trim their roster by 27 players by Saturday afternoon at 6 p.m. ET. That means a lot of tough decisions are being made today and tomorrow by the Chiefs' brass.
We have word that two of those decisions may have already been made. Via their respective Twitter accounts, it appears that CB Reshard Langford and LB Micah Johnson have both been casualties of the roster trim down.
Langford only became a Kansas City Chief in December 2009, although it seems like longer for some reason. He played six games last year, mostly on special teams. On an eyeball level, Langford appeared to make plays on special teams and his release comes as somewhat of a surprise to the Chiefs' fanbase. However, Langford was existing on that very thin plane of special teams/practice standout. It wasn't long before the Chiefs felt like they had seen enough in Langford and decided to give another player a chance.
There's not much you can say about LB Micah Johnson. The Chiefs' signed him in December 2010 and he didn't play.
Langford tweeted out not too long ago:
So it's been fun KC. Maybe I'll see you on the other sideline in time. Thanks for taking me in. Much love to the fans Thanks for the support
And Johnson tweeted this out about 5 p.m. ET today:
Jus got released..no love lost no tears shed!! On to the next one..keep ya posted..thanks for the support!!
It's not official but I'm pretty sure Langford and Johnson are gone. That means the Chiefs have 25 more roster cuts to make.
H/T bh13 for the Johnson tweet
I've got the latest depth chart here:
WR: Jerheme Urban, Steve Breaston, Jonathan Baldwin, Verran Tucker, Jeremy Horne
LT: Branden Albert, Jared Gaither, David Mims, Butch Lewis
LG: Ryan Lilja, Darryl Harris, Lucas Patterson
C: Casey Wiegmann, Rodney Hudson, Darryl Harris
RG: Jon Asamoah, Bobby Greenwood, Mike Ingersoll, Chris Harr
RT: Barry Richardson, Chris Harr
TE: Leonard Pope, Tony Moeaki, Jake O'Connell, Cody Slate, Charlie Gantt, Anthony Becht
WR: Dwayne Bowe, Dexter McCluster, Terrance Copper, Keary Colbert, Zeke Markshausen
QB: Matt Cassel, Tyler Palko, Ricky Stanzi
FB: Le'Ron McClain, Mike Cox, Shane Bannon
RB: Thomas Jones, Jamaal Charles, Jackie Battle
LDE: Tyson Jackson, Allen Bailey, Amon Gordon
NT: Kelly Gregg, Anthony Toribio, Jerrell Powe, Harold Ayodele
RDE: Glenn Dorsey, Wallace Gilberry, Dion Gales, Brandon Bair
LOLB: Andy Studebaker, Cameron Sheffield, Justin Houston
LILB: Jovan Belcher, Justin Cole, Amara Kamara
RILB: Derrick Johnson, Demorrio Williams, Cory Greenwood,
ROLB: Tamba Hali, Pierre Walters, Gabe Miller
LCB: Brandon Flowers, Travis Daniels, Quinten Lawrence, Demond Washington
RCB: Brandon Carr, Javier Arenas, Jalil Brown
SS: Eric Berry,
Reshard Langford, Donald Washington
FS: Kendrick Lewis, Jon McGraw, Sabby PIscitelli, Ricky Price
P: Dustin Colquitt, Ryan Succop
K: Ryan Succop
PR: Javier Arenas, Dexter McCluster, Steve Breaston, Jerheme Urban, Donald Washington
KR: Javier Arenas, Dexter McCluster, Steve Breaston, Quinten Lawrence, Donald Washington