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AFC West Update: Broncos, Chiefs, And Chargers All Reduce Rosters To 75


With the third preseason game in the books, NFL teams began the first wave of roster reductions over the weekend.

League mandate states that clubs had to reduce their roster from 90 players to 75 by Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. PT, and the Oakland Raiders followed suit, waiving 14 players, and placing tight end Gabe Holmes on the reserve/injured list.

The other teams in the AFC West also made their roster reductions prior to Tuesday's deadline, so let's take a look at the list of players that didn't make it through the first wave of cuts.



Wide receiver Bralon Addison

Punter Britton Colquitt

Tight end Manasseh Garner

Tackle Mathu Gibson

Defensive back Antonio Glover

Defensive tackle Calvin Heurtelou

Tackle Cameron Jefferson

Defensive tackle David Moala

Wide receiver Durron Neal

Wide receiver DeVier Posey

Tackle Kyle Roberts

Safety Brandian Ross

Linebacker Darnell Sankey

Linebacker Frank Shannon

Notable: The Broncos parted ways with safety Brandian Ross, who spent just over three-and-a-half seasons with the Silver and Black. In his 45 games as a Raider, Ross started 24 games, totaling 111 tackles, two sacks, and two interceptions.



Defensive back Bryce Cheek

Defensive lineman Niko Davis

Defensive end Dominique Davis

Tackle Curtis Feigt

Defensive back Malcolm Jackson

Wide receiver Seantavius Jones

Linebacker Jonathan Massaquoi

Wide receiver Mitch Mathews

Guard Garrick Mayweather

Running back Trey Millard (waived-injured)

Wide receiver Kashif Moore

Center Drew Nowak

Notable:Wide receiver Seantavius Jones is one of the few players the Chiefs cut that had some previous NFL experience. He spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons with the New Orleans Saints, appearing in three games.



Wide receiver Torrence Allen

Defensive tackle Zamir Carlis (waived-injured)

Defensive back Greg Ducre

Defensive tackle Bruce Gaston

Linebacker Zack Hodges

Wide receiver Javontee Herndon (waived-injured)

Wide receiver James Jones

Center Bruce Johnson

Tackle Tyler Johnstone (waived-injured)

Defensive back Michael Lee

Quarterback Zach Mettenberger

Running back Dreamius Smith (waived-injured)

Notable:Another former Raider found himself on the chopping block earlier this week, as the Chargers parted ways with veteran wide receiver James Jones. The former San Jose State Spartan spent the 2014 season with the Silver and Black, hauling in 73 receptions for 666 yards, and six touchdowns.

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