Although the deadline for all 32 NFL teams to cut down to 75 players doesn’t arrive until Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs, along with plenty of other teams, wasted no time trimming down the roster.
The team announced on Sunday that they released CB Vernon Kearny and TE Adam Schiltz.
Kearny, an undrafted free agent who played his college ball at Lane College, stood as one of the more intriguing prospects the Chiefs brought in. It’s clear that Kearny never showed enough in training camp to earn himself a roster spot.
Following Kearny’s release, the Chiefs still have a crowded group of cornerbacks that they will need to sort out prior to Tuesday’s deadline. The Chiefs official defensive depth chart can be seen here.
As for Schiltz, it’s safe to say the former Emporia State tight end faced too much of an uphill battle to seriously compete for a roster spot. Joining a team one week into training camp with no previous NFL experience is hard enough, especially when you’re asked to compete with a 6’7, 257 pound freak of nature in Demetrius Harris.
General Manager John Dorsey and the rest of the Chiefs brass still have a lot of work to do as they are required to release eight more players prior to this Tuesday’s deadline, but expect the team to announce the rest of their cuts quickly. After three preseason games, coaches have seen enough to make up their minds.
The Chiefs are expected to make a few additions via the waiver wire prior to the final 53-man roster. Keep an eye out for any players that hit the wire that may catch Kansas City’s eye. You can stay up to date with every teams roster cuts by checking out NFL.com’s cut tracker.