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Kansas City Chiefs roster cuts 2014: Weston Dressler among 11 players released, Sanders Commings to IR

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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Your Kansas City Chiefs roster cuts have officially begun with the Chiefs announcing the release of these 11 players and placed S Sanders Commings on IR, which puts them at 78 players on the roster.

WR Deon Anthony
DL Jairus Campbell
DT Jermell Cudjo
WR Weston Dressler
G Otis Hudson
WR Jerrell Jackson
CB Brandon Jones
CB Vernon Kearney
S Jerron McMillian
TE Adam Schiltz
WR Darryl Surgent

S Sanders Commings underwent ankle surgery last month. We were wondering if he was a short-term IR candidate but apparently not. Now I wonder if LB Joe Mays, who had wrist surgery, is a short-term IR candidate.

More roster moves coming

These roster moves put the Chiefs at 78 players. They need to be down to 75 players by Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. (Arrowhead Time). Following that, the Chiefs will cut down to 53 players on Saturday, August 30.

Here is a link to the Chiefs roster.

Weston Dressler's NFL dream might be over

The slot receiver from Canada was a star in the CFL. While there were hopes for him in the NFL, it just never really materialized. The Chiefs hardly gave any playing time to Dressler, who didn't stand out in training camp. Maybe it's the level of competition or maybe it's his size but Dressler just never got his chance.

Any surprises?

Jerron McMillian is the only notable surprise, and he's not even a big one. McMillian briefly took the third safety spot when Commings went down with his injury. He seemed to be in the mix with a number of safeties but never really pulled away. He was a former Packer.

Chiefs remaining needs

1. Inside linebacker
2 Offensive tackle
3. Safety / Cornerback
4. Receiver

More on the Chiefs needs here.

Chiefs new depth chart

Just released, here it is.

Nick Jacobs' Chiefs 53-man roster prediction

Note: This prediction is from August 20, obviously before the Chiefs cuts.

QB (3)

1. Alex Smith

2. Tyler Bray

3. Chase Daniel

IR with Designation to Return: Aaron Murray

HB (4)

1. Jamaal Charles

2. Knile Davis

3. Joe McKnight

4. De'Anthony Thomas

Cut: Cyrus Gray (Trade bait), Charcandrick West (PS)

FB (1)

1. Anthony Sherman

Cut: Jordan Campbell

WR (6)

1. Dwayne Bowe

2. Donnie Avery

3. Albert Wilson

4. Junior Hemingway

5. Kyle Williams

6. Frankie Hammond

Cut: AJ Jenkins, Mark Harrison (PS), Jerrell Jackson, Weston Dressler, Fred Williams, Darryl Surgent and Deon Anthony

TE (3)

1. Anthony Fasano

2. Travis Kelce

3. Demetrius Harris

Cut: Richard GordonAdam Schiltz

OL (8)

1. Donald Stephenson

2. Zach Fulton

3. Rodney Hudson

4. Jeff Allen

5. Eric Fisher

6. Eric Kush

7. Ryan Harris

8. Ricky Henry

Cut: Rishaw Johnson, J'Marcus Webb, Jeff Linkenbach, Ryan McKee (PS), Otis Hudson, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (PS), Ben Gottschalk

DE (4)

1. Mike DeVito

2. Jaye Howard

3. Allen Bailey

4. Mike Catapano

NT (2)

1. Dontari Poe

2. Vance Walker

Cut: Kyle Love, Dominique Hamilton

OLB (5)

1. Justin Houston

2. Tamba Hali

3. Dee Ford

4. Josh Martin

5. Frank Zombo

Cut: Devan Walker

ILB (4)

1. Derrick Johnson

2. Joe Mays

3. James Michael-Johnson

4. Josh Mauga

Cut: Nico Johnson, Alonzo Highsmith

CB (6)

1. Marcus Cooper

2. Sean Smith

3. Chris Owens

4. Ron Parker

5. Phillip Gaines

6. DeMarcus Van Dyke

Cut: Vernon Kearney, Kevin Rutland, Justin RogersBrandon JonesDamond Smith

FS (2)

1. Husain Abdullah

2. Malcolm Bronson

IR: Sanders Commings

SS (2)

1. Eric Berry

2. Daniel Sorensen

Cut: Jonathon Amaya, Jerron McMillian

Special Teams (3)

1. Cairo Santos

2. Dustin Colquitt

3. Thomas Gafford

Cut: Ryan Succop

Practice Squad

These 10 players are capable of making the roster but need time to develop.

1. RB Charcandrick West

2. WR Mark Harrison

3. OT Ryan McKee

4. OT Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

5. NT Dominique Hamilton

6. CB Vernon Kearney

7. WR Darryl Surgent

8. LB Devan Walker

9. DE Jairus Campbell

10. FB Jordan Campbell

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