Chiefs Release 7th Round Pick Shane Bannon

The Kansas City Chiefs have fully cut ties with 2011 7th round draft pick FB Shane Bannon.  The team released the former Yale Bulldog from the practice squad and replaced him with OL Lucas Patterson.

Bannon failed to impress during training camp and failed to make it past the Chiefs final cuts.  He did, however, find his way onto the Kansas City practice squad though that time lasted about a week.

Patterson is an undrafted free agent out of Texas A&M that was a standout for the Aggie defense but has been moved to the other side of the ball by Todd Haley and the offensive coaching staff.  Patterson spent a brief time on offense while in college, but is still considered a project at this level, something that is only that much more of an indictment of Bannon’s pro potential.

With his release, Bannon is the only player from the Chiefs 2011 draft class that the team does not control past this season.  Fifth round pick LB Gabe Miller did not make the final 53-man roster, but was placed on season-ending injured reserve but is expected to be back healthy and ready to compete in training camp next season.

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