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Kansas City Chiefs Start Trimming Down Roster To Meet NFL Cut Day Deadline

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 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 UrbanSteve BreastonJonathan BaldwinVerran TuckerJeremy Horne

LT: Branden AlbertJared Gaither, David MimsButch Lewis

LG: Ryan LiljaDarryl Harris, Lucas Patterson

C: Casey WiegmannRodney Hudson, Darryl Harris

RG: Jon AsamoahBobby GreenwoodMike IngersollChris Harr

RT: Barry Richardson, Chris Harr

TE: Leonard PopeTony MoeakiJake O'ConnellCody SlateCharlie GanttAnthony Becht

WR: Dwayne BoweDexter McClusterTerrance CopperKeary Colbert, Zeke Markshausen

QB: Matt CasselTyler PalkoRicky Stanzi

FB: Le'Ron McClainMike CoxShane Bannon

RB: Thomas JonesJamaal CharlesJackie Battle


LDE: Tyson JacksonAllen BaileyAmon Gordon

NT: Kelly GreggAnthony ToribioJerrell PoweHarold Ayodele

RDE: Glenn DorseyWallace GilberryDion GalesBrandon Bair

LOLB: Andy StudebakerCameron SheffieldJustin Houston

LILB: Jovan BelcherJustin ColeAmara Kamara

RILB: Derrick Johnson, Demorrio WilliamsCory GreenwoodMicah Johnson

ROLB: Tamba HaliPierre WaltersGabe Miller

LCB: Brandon FlowersTravis DanielsQuinten Lawrence, Demond Washington

RCB: Brandon CarrJavier ArenasJalil Brown

SS: Eric BerryReshard LangfordDonald Washington

FS: Kendrick LewisJon 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

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