Kevin Rutland

Audition Notes: Wednesday

A rundown of today’s workouts..

  • Veteran wide receiver Austin Pettis worked out for the Panthers today, a source tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk (on Twitter). Pettis, who was waived by the Rams in October, also worked out for the Seahawks recently. A third-round pick in 2011, caught 107 balls for 1,034 yards and nine touchdowns for St. Louis.
  • The Panthers also worked out fellow wideout Tysson Poots, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder is an Arena Football League player for the Arizona Rattlers.
  • The Lions took a look at cornerbacks Marc Anthony, Richard Marshall, and Kevin Rutland, according to Howard Balzer of USA Today (on Twitter).

Chiefs Waive Three, Down To 75 Players

The Chiefs have become the ninth team in the NFL to get down to 75 players in advance of this afternoon’s deadline, announcing in a press release that they’ve waived tackle Ryan McKee, cornerback Kevin Rutland, and cornerback Damond Smith.

Of the three players cut today by Kansas City, only Rutland has previous NFL regular season experience, having spent time with the Jaguars in 2011 and 2012. McKee and Smith signed with the club earlier in the offseason, and weren’t expected to challenge for 53-man roster spots.

The latest series of roster moves by the Chiefs comes on the heels of the team removing 10 players from its active roster yesterday after having made two cuts on Sunday.