Aug 9, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Ricky Stanzi (12) is pressured by New Orleans Saints linebacker Eric Martin (55) during the second half of a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Chiefs 17-13. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs release 14; including Ricky Stanzi


The Kansas City Chiefs are among the teams who have already worked their way down to the 75-man roster in anticipation of Tuesday afternoon’s deadline. This is just the precursor to the final 53-man rosters for the regular season, so the cuts are coming in rapidly.

Kansas City released 14 players as they trimmed the fat on their roster, including former quarterback project Ricky Stanzi who never seemed to get it as an NFL signal-caller.

Along with Stanzi, the other players to get their walking papers were wide receiver Terrance Copper, along with the following players: Defensive back Vince Agnew, defensive end Miguel Chavis, offensive lineman Ryan Durand, offensive lineman Hutch Eckerson, defensive back Otha Foster III, offensive lineman A.J. Hawkins, defensive end Rob Lohr, cornerback Kamaal McIlwain, running back  Jordan Roberts, wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker, defensive back Neiko Thorpe and fullback Braden Wilson.

When you are released during the cuts to the 75-man roster, the chances of catching back on and making an impact down the line are very slim, but there could still be some hope for a few of these players.

At the very least, they could get the call next offseason when the team is looking for camp bodies.

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs

  • Mark Bustamante

    I knew Stanzi was going the minute we drafted Bray. Sorry Ricky but YPU don’t fit Andy’s offense. Good luck

    • chiefridgy

      (Bray was undrafted) but ur right…as soon as we picked him up it made Ricky the odd man out