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Chiefs Cut Roster to 53
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Posted Aug 30, 2008
The Kansas City Chiefs officially announced their roster cuts late Saturday afternoon. As we first reported early in the day, the team initially cut 17 players but added five more before the deadline.
It was the end of the road for five more Chiefs - FB Chris Manderino, WR
, OG Tre Stallings and CB
. They joined T
, LB E.J. Kuale, G
, WR Kevin McMahan, LB Steve Octavien, DE Jason Parker, LB
, and C
The Chiefs had hoped to trade a couple of their final cuts, but couldn’t find any buyers.
The roster cut offered no real surprises outside of Svitek and Manderino. The Chiefs kept five running backs – Larry Johnson,
Head Coach Herm Edwards indicated last week that when evaluating his 53-man roster, he wanted to keep the best players, period. That meant keeping the best athletes who might be able to find a spot on the roster or make an impact on special teams.
The Chiefs had flirted with cutting a few veterans but wanted to save all the salary cap dollars possible in order to provide flexibility in signing some of their up-and-coming players to long-term contracts before the season ends.
Like last year, the Chiefs found four undrafted free agents clinging to roster spots. One of them, fullback Mike Cox, will crack the starting lineup.
Joining him on offense is backup tight end
Foschi. Undrafted free agents Maurice Leggett and linebacker
made the final roster on defense.
However, before some of these players get too comfortable with their roster spots, the Chiefs are searching the waiver wire and would like to add at least two veterans.
The team will likely add a veteran linebacker and wide receiver if they feel a particular player provides a better option at the bottom end of the roster.
The Chiefs will also fill out their practice squad sometime in the next 24 hours.
Stay tuned to Warpaint Illustrated for the latest news on the Kansas City Chiefs. Coming up this week we take a long look at the season opener against the New England Patriots.
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Aug 30, 2008
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Aug 28, 2008
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