Several dreams were brought to a halt as NFL teams were required to drop their rosters to 75 players. The Chiefs waived 14 players to get to the roster maximum and placed two on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.
Kansas City parted ways with cornerback Jerald Brown, wide receiver Kyle Brown, defensive tackle Arrion Dixon, tight end Robert Docherty, offensive guard Steve Franklin, offensive guard Peter Heyer, wide receiver Darrell Hill, tight end Adam Johnson, offensive guard Tyler Lenda, wide receiver Scott McCready, cornerback Justin Perkins, linebacker Nick Reid, quarterback Jeff Smoker, and wide receiver Craphonso Thorpe.
Safety William Bartee and running back Priest Holmes were placed on the PUP list. Both players will have to sit out a minimum of six weeks, and then the Chiefs will have 21 days to activate them.
Holmes is still awaiting medical clearance from a neck injury suffered last season. He missed the last nine games of 2005 after the Chargers’ Shawne Merriman delivered a crushing blow that ended Holmes’ season and possibly his career.
More cuts are expected to be made by this weekend. Teams have to turn in a 53-man roster by Saturday. Kansas City plays its final preseason game Thursday at home against Reggie Bush and the Saints.
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