The Chiefs and Rams had to make a number of cuts to get trim their rosters on Tuesday. Kansas City released seven players and moved two players to off-roster status. Linebacker Shawn Barber, who is still rehabilitating a knee, was put on the physically unable to perform list and fullback Robert Holcombe was placed on injured reserve. They cut tackle Thomas Barnett, wide receiver Nathaniel Curry, safety Shaunard Harts, wide receiver Darrell Hill, punter Nick Murphy, safety Willie Pile and wide receiver Richard Smith.

Still on the Chiefs roster is wide receiver Freddie Mitchell who returned to Chiefs practice yesterday after missing a month with a knee injury. Cornerback Ashley Ambrose is also on the roster, for now. He has said that if he doesn’t make the 53-man cut, he’ll retire

The Rams said goodbye to veteran punter Bryan Barker, who spent the first four seasons of his career with the Chiefs (1990-1993). They also cut offensive tackle Grant Williams, who started 11 games for them last season.

The Rams also cut linebacker Louis Ayeni, wide receiver Michael Coleman, defensive end Clifford Dukes, kicker Remy Hamilton, defensive end Vontrell Jamison, tight end Erik Jensen, linebacker Jeremy Loyd, wide receiver Brandon Middleton, tackle Matt Morgan, wide receiver Dante Ridgeway and cornerback Duvol Thompson.

NFL teams have to cut their rosters to 53 by next Tuesday.