The Chiefs continued the process of trimming their roster to 75 men by releasing eight players on Sunday.
The list included two players — offensive lineman Drew Nowak and outside linebacker Jonathan Massaquoi — who have started NFL games.
The others were cornerback Bryce Cheek, defensive lineman Niko Davis, offensive tackle Curtis Feigt, cornerback Malcolm Jackson and receivers Seantavius Jones and Kashif Moore. All were third-team players who were considered long shots to make the 53-man roster.
The same cannot be necessarily said for Nowak, a 26-year old who started seven games for the Seahawks a year ago, and Massaquoi, a 28-year old who recorded 45 total tackles and six starts in 31 games with the Falcons in 2013-14 but sat out the 2015 season after being waived by the Falcons and Tennessee Titans.
With the moves, the Chiefs have 81 players on their roster. They must get down to 75 by 3 p.m. Tuesday.