The roster cut down deadline for the 53 men per team has come and gone, but not without a few surprises along the way. The Chiefs however, did not have any surprising players cut, maybe other than the once second string quarterback Tyler Palko, but other than that it was pretty straight forward. I was expecting OL Bobby Greenwood to make the team, due to his high intensity, hustle, and extremely positive play in the preseason, but to no avail. This weekend is a weekend young players along with seasoned veterans never like to go through, but it is apart of the business. It is a cut throat league and those who cannot keep up get the axe, cruel, but true.
Here is the list of players cut in order for the Chiefs to reach their 53 man limit:
QB Tyler Palko, S DaJuan Morgan, TE Leroy Banks, G Colin Brown, DT Garrett Brown, DL Dion Gales, OT Bobby Greenwood, WR Rich Gunnell, G Darryl Harris, LB David Herron, G/C Lemeul Jeanpierre, TE Derek Lokey, OT/G Ikechuku Ndukwe, S Ricky Price, CB Mike Richardson, LB John Russell, G Dan Santucci, WR Verran Tucker, LB Perre Walters, RB Javarris Williams.
The practice squad was also announced earlier and it is as follows: DL Garrett Brown, DL, Dion Gales, OL Bobby Greenwood, OL Darryl Harris, QB Tyler Palko, DB Ricky Price, WR Verran Tucker, and LB Pierre Walters.
In my mind the practice squad players were the right members to put on the squad. Greenwood, Walters, and Gales are three guys I look to see big things in the next couple years. A very young practice squad has a positive outlook for coming years.
Now for those of you at home who feel bad for the players that get cut and put on the practice squad (I can’t imagine who), these youngsters are not faring as bad as you might think. Practice squad players are reportedly paid $5200 per week, and if they are able to stay on the squad for the whole year, they are able to make over $88000. Not bad for coming to practice every four or five days.
In other news the Chiefs have parted ways with S Jarrad Page (who I must apologize for misspelled Paige, late nights). The team who just in the past few days were able to get sign his restricted free agent tender was shipped to New England in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick in the future. Page who did not practice with the team for the entire off season was traded faster than he could autograph his contract. This was an obvious trade situation since the Chiefs had moved on and were not holding their breath for the veteran to come back with rookie Eric Berry in the mix.
And in another move was the Chiefs being awarded DT Anthony Toribio off the waiver wire from Green Bay. In order to make room for Toribio the Chiefs parted ways with WR Quinten Lawrence.
A busy weekend for the Chiefs along with the entire NFL, but do not think you have seen the last of roster moves. During the season their will be many more for me to report so keep checking back for updates. A final goodbye for all the players cut, traded, or released by the Chiefs, thank you for your hard work and look forward to seeing you find a home somewhere else in the league or some day come back to the New Arrowhead.
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Written by Vince Sapienza
I am a sports enthusiast pursuing an undergraduate degree in Television Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Communication Studies with a deep passion and love for all that is sports.