Kansas City Chiefs Cut 14 Players from Team Roster

Brett Gering@BrettGeringCorrespondent IAugust 27, 2012

Oct. 09, 2011; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Horne (11) during warmups before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE
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The Kansas City Chiefs released 14 players from the team on Sunday. 

The reduced Chiefs roster now shows 75 names (the league limit) following the first wave of cuts.

As expected, no big names were sent packing.

However, two names do stand out amongst the pack. Wide receiver Jeremy Horne and fullback Shane Bannon were both cut.

Horne was entering his third season with the team. Although his regular-season opportunities were limited as a wide receiver, he was a special-teams staple for the past two years. 

In 2011, his rookie year, Bannon was placed on Kansas City's practice squad. With rookie Taylor Gentry failing his physical this offseason, Bannon was considered the favorite to win the fullback job in 2012. However, Patrick DiMarco's reps with the first team have increased as the preseason has progressed. 

According to Josh Looney of KCChiefs.com, the team has released the following 14 players:


No. Name                       Pos.          Exp.       College

38   Bannon, Shane          FB             1            Yale

48   Biere, Tim                  TE             R            Kansas

57   Campbell, Caleb        LB             1            Army

75   Cheadle, Justin          OL             R           California

45   Ellis, Dominique        DB             R           South Carolina State

42   Fanor, Jean                DB             R           Bethune-Cookman

53   Heyman, Dexter        LB             R            Louisville

68   Holland, Cam             OL             R           North Carolina

11   Horne, Jeremy           WR            2            Massachusetts

70   Johnson, Ethan           DE            R            Notre Dame

17   Kinnie, Brandon         WR           R            Nebraska

 5    Markshausen, Zeke   WR           1            Northwestern

14   Szymanski, Matt         K             R            SMU

13   Weaver, Aaron           WR          R            Syracuse


While it's the most wonderful time of the year for NFL fans, the same can't be said for players. 

The Kansas City Chiefs' final 53-man roster will be set in stone by Friday, Aug. 31.