Chiefs Cut Roster To NFL Mandated 53-Man Limit

By: Chiefs PR Staff (posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)
By: Chiefs PR Staff (posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced several roster moves on Saturday, including the release of 20 players in order to meet the NFL’s mandated 53-man roster limit. Additionally, tight end Tony Moeaki and guard Ricky Henry have been waived injured.

“After taking our time in evaluating each player thoroughly, we’ve narrowed our roster down,” said Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey. “The men we let go today put in a substantial amount of work for our club and we are grateful for their efforts. We feel like we have a good foundation and we will continue to look to build our roster in the best interests of the team.”

Below are the roster moves that took place:


Player Pos. Ht. Wt. College

Steven Baker T 6-8 310 East Carolina

Josh Bellamy WR 6-0 206 Louisville

Malcolm Bronson S 5-11 192 McNeese State

Greg Castillo S 5-11 187 Iowa

Kennard Cox CB 6-0 191 Pittsburgh

Marcus Dixon DL 6-4 295 Hampton

Tommie Draheim OL 6-4 309 San Diego State

Darin Drakeford LB 6-1 240 Maryland

Shaun Draughn RB 6-0 205 North Carolina

Frankie Hammond Jr. WR 6-1 184 Florida

Demetrius Harris TE 6-7 230 UW-Milwaukee

Tysyn Hartman DB 6-3 206 Kansas State

Austin Lane DE 6-6 265 Murray State

Orie Lemon LB 6-1 242 Oklahoma State

Semaj Moody CB 5-10 195 South Carolina State

Toben Opurum FB 6-1 250 Kansas

Matt Reynolds T 6-4 310 BYU

Rico Richardson WR 6-1 185 Jackson State

Rokevious Watkins OL 6-3 338 South Carolina

Ridge Wilson LB/DE 6-4 256 West Alabama


Player Pos. Ht. Wt. College

Ricky Henry G 6-4 310 Nebraska

Tony Moeaki TE 6-3 252 Iowa



KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Saturday that the club has traded linebacker Edgar Jones to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick.

Jones (6-3, 262) has seen action in 57 contests in six NFL seasons with Kansas City (2012) and Baltimore (2007-11). He has primarily served as a special teams player, recording 39 career tackles, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries, including one returned for a touchdown. On defense, he owns nine tackles (five solo) and 1.5 sacks (-4.5 yards). While with Baltimore he saw action in 41 contests, contributing as both a linebacker and tight end. Jones originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent of the Ravens from Southeast Missouri State University in 2007. He prepped at Rayville High School in Rayville, La.

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