The Kansas City Chiefs have until Tuesday to get their roster down to the maximum of 75 players. They decided to get a jump start on that deadline by releasing four players: OL Tyler Eastman, RB Kestahn Moore, TE Cody Slate and QB Bill Stull.
Eastman (6-5, 310) played in 33 games (23 starts) at Maine.
Moore (5-10, 214) played in 53 games (21 starts) at Florida, rushing 235 times for 1,281 yards with 13 TDs, while adding 38 receptions for 231 yards with two TDs.
Slate (6-4, 229) saw action in 44 games (32 starts) at Marshall, catching 199 passes for 2,619 yards with 23 TDs.
Stull (6-3, 215) played in 32 games (26 starts) at the University of Pittsburgh, completing 418 of 681 passes for 5,252 yards with 32 TDs and 18 INTs, good for a 136.38 passer rating.
Between now and Tuesday the Chiefs will have to release one more player to get down to 75, but the first four aren’t much of a shock.
Moore seemed like the most likely of this bunch to make the team during OTAs and during the first portion of training camp until he was slowed by an injury and Jackie Battle really started to impress. Even though he is one of the first cut, Moore could be a guy that you hear mentioned around Kansas City throughout the season.
As much as the Chiefs have said they like Stull, it doesn’t appear they ever intended to keep him over fellow Pitt graduate Tyler Palko. If Croyle were ever to suffer another injury — not the craziest idea to throw out there — Stull could be another name to remember going forward.
Eastman and Slate were always “camp legs” with little to no chance when it came to making the final roster. Eastman, specifically, was a late bloomer at a small school (Maine) meaning you would need a two year investment before seeing any results.