KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced Sunday that the club is releasing 14 players in order to get closer to the NFL’s mandated 75-man roster by Aug. 27 at 3 p.m. CT. With today’s moves, the Chiefs now have 76 players on the current roster.
“This is always a difficult time of year,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. “We have to make decisions that we feel are in the best interest of our football team and unfortunately this is part of the process. These gentlemen have put in a lot of hard work and effort for our franchise, and we wish them nothing but the best moving forward.”
The league’s final roster cutdown to 53 players must take place before 5 p.m. CT on Aug. 31. The following players have been released by the club:
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. College HS Hometown
Vince Agnew CB 5-10 196 Central Michigan Grand Rapids, Mich.
Miguel Chavis DE 6-5 285 Clemson Fayetteville, N.C.
Terrance Copper WR 6-0 207 East Carolina Washington, N.C.
Ryan Durand OL 6-5 301 Syracuse Fitchburg, Mass.
Hutch Eckerson OL 6-6 310 South Carolina Lumberton, N.C.
Otha Foster III DB 6-0 204 West Alabama Angie, La.
A.J. Hawkins OL 6-1 310 Mississippi Lithonia, Ga.
Rob Lohr DE 6-4 290 Vanderbilt Phoenixville, Pa.
Kamaal McIlwain CB 5-10 175 Newberry College Fort Mill, S.C.
Jordan Roberts RB 5-10 222 Charleston (W. Va.) Madison, W. Va.
Tyler Shoemaker WR 6-1 213 Boise State Meridian, Idaho
Ricky Stanzi QB 6-4 228 Iowa Mentor, Ohio
Neiko Thorpe DB 6-2 185 Auburn Tucker, Ga.
Braden Wilson FB 6-4 256 Kansas State Smith Center, Kan.