The Kansas City Chiefs have cut 20 players, including veteran running back Shaun Draughn, and waived two other injured players to reach the 53-man roster limit by Saturday's deadline.
Tight end Tony Moeaki fractured his shoulder in a preseason game against Pittsburgh and offensive lineman Ricky Henry ruptured his bicep in the Chiefs' game against Green Bay.
Both of them will end up on injured reserve if they pass through waivers without getting claimed.
Draughn was beaten out by Cyrus Gray for the No. 3 running back job behind Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis in one of the few battles to come down to the wire. Wide receivers Rico Richardson and Josh Bellamy were beaten out by Devon Wylie and Junior Hemingway for roster spots.
Here is the full release from the team:
The Kansas City Chiefs announced several roster moves on Saturday, including the release of 20 players in order to meet the NFL's mandated 53-man roster limit. Additionally, tight end Tony Moeaki and guard Ricky Henry have been waived injured.
"After taking our time in evaluating each player thoroughly, we've narrowed our roster down," said Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey. "The men we let go today put in a substantial amount of work for our club and we are grateful for their efforts. We feel like we have a good foundation and we will continue to look to build our roster in the best interests of the team.
Below are the roster moves that took place:
Steven Baker T 6-8 310 East Carolina
Josh Bellamy WR 6-0 206 Louisville
Malcolm Bronson S 5-11 192 McNeese State
Greg Castillo S 5-11 187 Iowa
Kennard Cox CB 6-0 191 Pittsburgh
Marcus Dixon DL 6-4 295 Hampton
Tommie Draheim OL 6-4 309 San Diego State
Darin Drakeford LB 6-1 240 Maryland
Shaun Draughn RB 6-0 205 North Carolina
Frankie Hammond Jr. WR 6-1 184 Florida
Demetrius Harris TE 6-7 230 UW-Milwaukee
Tysyn Hartman DB 6-3 206 Kansas State
Austin Lane DE 6-6 265 Murray State
Orie Lemon LB 6-1 242 Oklahoma State
Semaj Moody CB 5-10 195 South Carolina State
Toben Opurum FB 6-1 250 Kansas
Matt Reynolds T 6-4 310 BYU
Rico Richardson WR 6-1 185 Jackson State
Rokevious Watkins OL 6-3 338 South Carolina
Ridge Wilson LB/DE 6-4 256 West Alabama
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. College
Ricky Henry G 6-4 310 NebraskaTony Moeaki TE 6-3 252 Iowa