The Kansas City Chiefs announced today their five cuts to get the current roster down from 80 to the NFL maximum 75.
The Chiefs released Amani Toomer, Alfonso Boone and Cameron Goldberg. The team also placed Devard Darling on the Reserve/Injured List and Kolby Smith on the Reserve/Physically-Unable-to-Perform List.
Toomer was signed during training camp and saw limited action while with the team.
Boone was entering his 9th season in the league and was transitioning from defensive tackle to end in the new 3-4 defense. He played in 15 games last season with 4 starts while registering 14 tackles and 1 sack.
Goldberg was a rookie free agent out of Duke.
Darling suffered a reported torn ACL during last week’s preseason game and is expected to spend the year recovering from surgery.
Kolby Smith is still trying to recover from a knee injury he suffered last season. Being placed on the PUP list makes him ineligible for the first 6 games of the season.
No huge surprises here.
Boone is the only one that really jumps out since he was not only a starter for portions of the last two seasons, but had spent time with the first team in training camp.
I’ve already received emails from people upset that Toomer was let go and while I thought Haley would want as many veteran receivers on the roster, the coach feels Bobby Engram is all the veteran leadership the corps needs. I think he showed enough in his short time to get a sniff elsewhere this year.
Goldberg was a long shot from the jump and might have a chance at the practice squad. Darling and Smith were expected moves due to their injuries.