KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs waived eight players Sunday night ahead of Tuesday afternoon’s deadline to have a roster of 75 players.
Coach Andy Reid said earlier Sunday the Chiefs had tough decisions to make to get the roster to 75 players by Tuesday.
“Any time that you have to let guys go that you’ve seen out there busting their butt for you, that’s a tough deal,” Reid said. “This isn’t the best part of the job. Hopefully some of these guys can hook on to other teams and we’ll do everything possible to help them out with that.”
The waived players include:
- Defensive back Bryce Cheek, an undrafted rookie from Akron, who attended minicamp with the Chiefs in June and was re-signed July 31;
- Defensive lineman Niko Davis, a second-year undrafted free agent who spent training camp last season with the Steelers and signed with the Chiefs in January;
- Offensive lineman Curtis Feigt, a third-year updraft free agent from West Virgina, who spent much of the 2014 season on the Chiefs practice squad and was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list in May 2015;
- Cornerback Malcolm Jackson, an undrafted rookie from Charleston Southern signed by the Chiefs Aug. 6;
- Wide receiver Seantavius Jones, a third-year undrafted free agent from Valdosta State, who spent most of 2014-15 on the New Orleans practice squad and signed with Kansas City June 16;
- Linebacker Jonathan Massaquoi, a fifth-round draft pick by Atlanta in 2012, who signed with the Chiefs in March;
- Wide receiver Kashif Moore, a 27-year-old from Connecticut who since 2012 has spent time in camp or on the practice squad with six different teams including the Chiefs; and
- Center Drew Nowak, a fourth year from Western Michigan who spent time with Jacksonville and Seattle before signing with the Chiefs in May.
Most the players placed on waivers spent time with the third teams. Massaquoi was the only player to receive appreciable playing time Saturday against Chicago, participating in 21 snaps.
The waiver moves drop the Chiefs roster to 81 players, which six more moves are required to get down to 75 players by 3 p.m. Tuesday.