Otis Hudson

Chiefs Release Nine Players, Place Commings On IR

Teams still have about 31 hours to trim their rosters to 75 players, and the Chiefs are getting an early start on the process by releasing nine players this morning, the team announced in a press release. Kansas City also placed second-year safety Sanders Commings on injured reserve, ending his season.

The Chiefs’ roster count sits at 78, meaning they need to make three more transactions before tomorrow’s 3pm deadline.

Minor Moves: Cowboys, Browns, Chiefs

We’ll keep track of Thursday’s minor transactions right here. Those include signings and cuts of players who haven’t seen much (or any) NFL action lately, as well as players signing exclusive rights FA tenders, among other moves. Here are today’s minor moves, with any new transactions added to the top of the page throughout the evening:

  • The Cowboys have signed wide receiver LaRon Byrd, the team announced today in a press release. The 24-year-old, who spent time in 2012 and 2013 with the Cardinals, worked out for both the Giants and Cowboys last month. Byrd’s new deal is a two-year pact, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas (via Twitter).
  • Tyler Thigpen and Vince Young got the headlines today in Cleveland, but the Browns added a third player, signing linebacker Zac Diles, according to the team (Twitter link). A former starter for the Texans, Diles didn’t see much playing time in his last two season with the Titans, and figures to be depth piece and perhaps a special teams contributor if he earns a spot on Cleveland’s roster.
  • Former Bengals offensive lineman Otis Hudson has signed with the Chiefs, tweets Adam Caplan of ESPN.com. A 2010 fifth-round draft pick, Hudson has bounced back and forth between Cincinnati’s roster and practice squad over the last four years, never logging regular-season snaps with the club.