And Then There Were 53

Today was the day fans have been waiting for since the loss to Green Bay on Thursday. The Chiefs 53 man roster was due to the league today at 3pm cst. The final moves made today included placing quarterback Tyler Bray and wide receiver Kyle Williams on injured reserve and Mike Catapano was placed on the non-injury football list.

The 17 players cut were: safety Jonathon Amaya, safety Malcom Bronson, fullback Jordan Campbell, defensive lineman Dominique Hamilton, wide receiver Mark Harrison, guard Ricky Henry, linebacker Alonzo Highsmith, linebacker Nico Johnson, defensive tackle Kyle Love, cornerback Justin Rogers, defensive lineman Kona Schwenke, kicker Ryan Succop, cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke, linebacker Devan Walker, tackle J’Marcus Webb, running back Charcandrick West, and wide receiver Fred Williams.

General Manager John Dorsey said, “We had excellent competition at every position and that’s a great thing, but today we had to make some difficult decisions to narrow our roster to 53. We appreciate all the time and effort these young men put in for us and with them all the best.”

There could still be some more movement within the next day because teams will now have 24 hours to pick up payers that were cut off the waiver wire, unless they are a vested veteran because they become free agents. The roster cannot exceed 53 with any pick ups from waivers. After the 24 hours, the players that are not picked up can be signed to the practice squad. Last year Chiefs were first to pick up off waivers and they snagged players fans know well: DL Jaye Howard, LB James-Michael Johnson, LB Dezman Moses, CB Ron Parker, CB Marcus Cooper, TE Sean McGrath, and receiver Chad Hall. This year Chiefs are in the 23rd spot to pick.

Stay close fans, because the next 24 hours can still be interesting. Today brought us one step closer to the men in red that will take the field at Arrowhead on September 7 at noon to take on the Tennessee Titans.

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