The Kansas City Chiefs have been the busiest team in the NFL since cutting their roster down to 53 on Saturday. It started with the trade of LB Edgar Jones and continued when they were awarded seven players off waivers.
To make room for the new additions, GM John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid had to cut six players that made the initial 53-man roster:
TE Kevin Brock, CB Jalil Brown, LB Zac Diles, S Brad McDougald, NT Jerrell Powe and WR Devon Wylie
Of the six, Brown and Wylie are the biggest names involved.
The cornerback came to Kansas City as a fourth-round pick of former GM Scott Pioli in 2011 out of Colorado. In his two years with the Chiefs, Brown appeared in 29 games (two starts) and had 33 tackles and one forced fumble.
On a team top-heavy at cornerback, Brown seemed to hold onto one of the final roster spots. It wasn’t until the Chiefs were awarded an NFL-high seven players on waivers that sent Brown to the waiver wire himself.
Wylie was another Pioli fourth-round pick on a 12-month delay. The wide receiver from Fresno State was a disappointment for a Chiefs team starving for help on offense. He appeared in just six games (one start), catching six passes for 53 yards.
In the preseason Wylie was fighting to be the final receiver for Alex Smith. Playing in all four games, Wylie caught five passes for 52 yards without a touchdown. He also saw time on special teams, showing the potential to be a returner for special teams coach Dave Toub.
The other Pioli draft pick among the group released is Powe, a sixth-round selection in 2011. He managed to play in just one game as a rookie and nine in 2012. All six of his tackles came last season.