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royr17
08-28-2007, 03:53 PM
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Chiefs Announce 14 Transactions
Aug 28, 2007, 3:33:13 PM

Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Monday that the club has made 14 transactions in anticipation of the NFL’s first mandatory cutdown deadline. All NFL teams are required to trim their roster down to 75 players by 3:00 PM on Tuesday, August 28th.

Kansas City placed G Chris Bober, FB Greg Hanoian, LB David Hicks and WR Maurice Price on Injured Reserve and terminated the contract of WR Rod Gardner. The Chiefs also released 9 players: T George Batiste, CB Michael Bragg, DE Chris Harris, WR Brent Little, CB Marcus Maxey, TE Mike Pinkard, T Ramiro Pruneda, WR Titus Ryan and T Kevin Sampson.

Batiste (6-4, 289) entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie this season after starting 48 games at Southern Mississippi, including all 13 games as a senior. He was a three-year starter at L.W. Higgins High School in Avondale, Louisiana.

Bober (6-5, 310) has appeared in 91 career games (37 starts) in seven NFL seasons, including 48 games over the past six years with Kansas City. He played in all 16 games (two starts) a year ago for the Chiefs as well as the playoff contest at Indianapolis (1/6/07). A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Bober was a consensus first-team All-America selection for his hometown University of Nebraska - Omaha.

Bragg (6-1, 183) saw duty in four regular season games as well as one postseason contest for the Chiefs last season after signing as a free agent. He initially entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the N.Y. Giants in 2005 after a standout collegiate career at Texas A&M - Kingsville. A Lakewood, California native, Bragg tallied 36 tackles, four interceptions, two fumble recoveries and 10 passes defensed in two collegiate seasons.

Gardner (6-2, 219) joined the Chiefs as a free agent in September of 2006. He saw action in 14 contests with the Chiefs, logging two receptions for 17 yards (8.5 avg.). He also added nine special teams stops and forced two fumbles on special teams. Gardner originally entered the NFL as a first-round selection (15th overall) of Washington in the 2001 NFL Draft. In six NFL campaigns, Gardner has appeared in 90 games (62 starts) and caught 242 passes for 3,165 yards (13.1 avg.) with 23 TDs.

Hanoian (6-2, 242) originally came to Kansas City as a free agent in 2006, but has not appeared in a regular season game. Prior to his stint in Kansas City, the Syracuse alum spent time with the N.Y. Giants, Green Bay and Detroit. Hanoian was a two-year letterwinner with the Orange, logging a career rushing average of 5.6 yards per carry.

Harris (6-5, 257) joined the Chiefs as a rookie free agent in May of 2007. He played in 43 games (two starts) at Alabama, tallying 46 tackles (23 solo), 9.0 tackles for loss (-23.0 yards), 3.0 sacks (-14.0 yards), two QB pressures, an interception, three passes defensed and a forced fumble.

Hicks (6-2, 236) entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie in 2007 after appearing in 28 games for Grambling, totaling 128 tackles (66 solo), 11.0 tackles for loss (-36.0 yards), 2.0 sacks (-19.0 yards), an interception, four passes defensed, four QB pressures, a fumble recovery, four forced fumbles and a blocked kick. Hicks prepped at El Dorado High School in El Dorado, Arkansas.

Little (5-11, 193) entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Cleveland in 2006. He attended training camp with the Browns a year ago, but was released prior to the start of the regular season. A three-year starter at Southern Illinois, Little appeared in 49 games (32 starts) for the Salukis. He caught 124 passes for 2,303 yards (18.6 avg.) with 20 TDs and led the team in receptions from 2003-05. Little also returned 26 kickoffs for 560 yards (21.5 avg.). A Kansas City native, Little concluded his prep career at Poplar Bluff High School in Poplar Bluff, Missouri where he earned all-state honors as a senior.

Maxey (6-0, 192) originally joined the team as the club’s fifth-round pick (154th overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft. He saw action in 46 games (15 starts) for the Miami Hurricanes, recording 75 tackles (40 solo), two INTs for 32 yards, seven passes defensed, two QB pressures and two fumble recoveries.

Pinkard (6-5, 259) re-joined the Chiefs as a free agent in June. He originally joined the Chiefs as a rookie free agent in 2003 and later spent time on the practice squad of the Chicago Bears in 2004. A veteran of NFL Europa, Pinkard recorded 16 receptions for 164 yards (10.3) for the Hamburg Sea Devils in 2007. He also started 10 games for the Berlin Thunder in 2004, catching 22 passes for 234 yards (10.6 avg.) with three TDs.

Price (6-0, 197) posted 202 receptions for 2,429 yards (12.0 avg.) with 19 TDs as a three-year starter at Charleston Southern. A two-time All-Big South Conference standout, Price was also a two-time recipient of Offensive Receiver of the Year honors from Don Hansen’s Football Gazette. He posted 103 catches as a junior, becoming just the seventh receiver in Division I-AA history to record 100 or more catches in a single season. The Orlando, Florida native was a four-year performer at Olympia High School, earning first-team all-county honors as a senior.

Pruneda (6-6, 317) joined the Chiefs last January after a five-year standout career at Monterrey Tech in Monterrey, Mexico. He attended training camp with NFL Europe in 2006 as a national player. He was part of a Monterrey Tech team that claimed four National Championships and was named the country’s Best Offensive Lineman three times by the ONEFA (Mexican counterpart to the NCAA).

Ryan (6-0, 193) joined the Chiefs as a rookie free agent in May. He played one year of football at Concordia College in Selma, Alabama after a successful stint at East Central Community College. Ryan also competed as a sprinter in track and field for one season at Wallace State Community College.

Sampson (6-4, 312) appeared in 16 games (seven starts) in three seasons with the Chiefs. A former seventh-round draft pick in 2004, Sampson started six games at right tackle in 2006. The Syracuse product played in 44 games (24 starts) at Syracuse, blocking for a 1,000-yard rusher in all four seasons.

BTAU
08-28-2007, 03:56 PM
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DaneMcCloud
08-28-2007, 03:56 PM
Nothing surprising other than Sampson. I didn't know he sucked more than the other right tackles currently on the roster.

Woodrow Call
08-28-2007, 03:58 PM
Seems like Pinkard has been cut by the Chiefs every preseason for the last decade.

BigChiefFan
08-28-2007, 03:59 PM
Looks like Gardner is done in the NFL. He hasn't done much in years.

Chiefnj2
08-28-2007, 04:04 PM
Bober was only good as a backup center with the NYG. I don't know why KC kept lining him up everywhere else. They seem to do that a lot with all of their linemen.

Mr. Laz
08-28-2007, 04:06 PM
wow ...... wasn't sampson supposed to be our starter at right tackle last year?

talastan
08-28-2007, 04:07 PM
Price on IR, did I miss him playing this preseason? I don't really remember him contributing anything.

Extra Point
08-28-2007, 04:08 PM
With Pruneda gone, no need for the bilingual Jumbotron.

Pitt Gorilla
08-28-2007, 04:09 PM
I think Maxey being cut is big. That means the rooks have a chance to stick.

Demonpenz
08-28-2007, 04:10 PM
I had high hopes for sampson

KCChiefsMan
08-28-2007, 04:13 PM
I hope Pruneda get's on the practice sqaud

royr17
08-28-2007, 04:14 PM
Maurice Price broke his collarbone in training camp, that was why Sippio was brought in.

alpha_omega
08-28-2007, 04:16 PM
Sampson just couldn't stay healthy...ever.

DaneMcCloud
08-28-2007, 04:17 PM
I think Maxey being cut is big. That means the rooks have a chance to stick.

I think it sucks. Maxey was a 5th round choice just last year.

What a waste.

JBucc
08-28-2007, 04:18 PM
Goodbye giant Mexican :(

FAX
08-28-2007, 04:20 PM
I'm sad too, Mr. JBucc.

The Peruvian Prune passed through this system in a hurry.

FAX

KC Kings
08-28-2007, 04:23 PM
I am sorry to see FB Greg Hanoian leave the team. My Madden 07 money play is the I formation play action FB screen to Hanoian. It is so money, I once had an 80 yard drive ending with a TD using only that play. But, I guess if an undersized half TE sasquatch and a drunken redneck linebacker can beat you out of your true position at FB, it is time for you to go.

Crashride
08-28-2007, 04:26 PM
I guess the big ass mexican is a mexiCANT

CHENZ A!
08-28-2007, 04:33 PM
NOT PRUNEDA!!! NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

RustShack
08-28-2007, 05:05 PM
I think Maxey being cut is big. That means the rooks have a chance to stick.

I called it from the very begining, Brackenridge makes the team!

boogblaster
08-28-2007, 05:15 PM
Youth only if we all had our youth .....

Braincase
08-28-2007, 05:16 PM
Sampson just couldn't stay healthy...ever.

Remember when he had the dehydration issues and had to be hospitalized a couple of years ago? One of the first things I wondered about is if he is diabetic. Wouldn't surprise me to find out he was and that contributed to his healtth issues.

Micjones
08-28-2007, 05:18 PM
I'm really only surprised about a couple of Offensive Linemen.

Turley must've locked that RT spot up.
I was expecting them to keep Sampson on.
I wonder if Taylor will now make the team?

Also surprised to see Bober put on IR.
Has he been hurt? That makes them pretty thin at Guard.

88TG88
08-28-2007, 05:19 PM
The Chiefs have angered Ramiro Prneda. You DON'T want to anger Ramiro Pruneda.

FAX
08-28-2007, 05:21 PM
Wasn't Sampson the one who had the strange seizure episode in New Jersey sometime around 2005, Mr. Braincase?

I don't recall ever hearing what the problem actually was.

FAX

ChiefsCountry
08-28-2007, 05:25 PM
I think it sucks. Maxey was a 5th round choice just last year.

What a waste.

We cut his ass last year to. Chiefs just need to stay away from Florida school players.

DaneMcCloud
08-28-2007, 05:30 PM
Wasn't Sampson the one who had the strange seizure episode in New Jersey sometime around 2005, Mr. Braincase?

I don't recall ever hearing what the problem actually was.

FAX

Yes. Too much ecstasy during the bye week. Dehydration.

I think Phobia knows the full story but has never shared.

Rain Man
08-28-2007, 05:36 PM
Michael Bragg surprises me. He was a good special teams player last year, and he was ranked above Patterson and Brackenridge on the depth charts the last time I looked. I realize that he wasn't the popular (i.e., now "right") pick, but I kind of thought he'd make it.

I figured Sampson was on the bubble, but that Bober being gone would let him stick, especially since they were giving him time at both tackle and guard.

cookster50
08-28-2007, 06:02 PM
I think it sucks. Maxey was a 5th round choice just last year.

What a waste.
Yep, because everyone knows you build your team around all your 5th round draft choices....

Bob Dole
08-28-2007, 06:09 PM
Sampson just couldn't stay healthy...ever.

Dipshit keeps cutting his hair.

Woodrow Call
08-28-2007, 06:14 PM
Dipshit keeps cutting his hair.

LMAO

stevieray
08-28-2007, 06:30 PM
Dipshit keeps cutting his hair.

buzzcut, to be precise.

Frazod
08-28-2007, 06:44 PM
Mildly surprised about Sampson. Annoyed about not seeing the name SAMIE PARKER on the list :grr: and pretty much indifferent about everybody else.

SNR
08-28-2007, 07:32 PM
Dipshit keeps cutting his hair.That's glorious ROFL

macdawg
08-28-2007, 07:54 PM
surprised about Maxey too, not surprised he got cut since we never heard about him but why did we never hear about him?

undrafted rookie free agents are better in Brackenridge & Patterson it appears that Maxey never impressed the coaches?

xfactor
08-28-2007, 08:19 PM
I'm really only surprised about a couple of Offensive Linemen.

Turley must've locked that RT spot up.
I was expecting them to keep Sampson on.
I wonder if Taylor will now make the team?

Also surprised to see Bober put on IR.
Has he been hurt? That makes them pretty thin at Guard.

Bober's hip had been bothering him and he finally went to a specialist last week. They found that he needed surgery. He is very upbeat though and told me he'd be back stronger next year.

Ultra Peanut
08-28-2007, 08:25 PM
I think it sucks. Maxey was a 5th round choice just last year.

What a waste.Lose a fifth-rounder who's now been cut by the team twice, gain a UDFA and a free agent -- both better players than Maxey.

I'll take that.

Deberg_1990
08-28-2007, 09:20 PM
Annoyed about not seeing the name SAMIE PARKER on the list :grr: .

Hes destined to be the William Bartee of offense..

TEX
08-28-2007, 09:21 PM
So the Sampson era is over before it began in KC. Man, talk about a big PU$$Y!

Still, he must have really $UCKED because our OL is so bad right now, you'd think that anyone who could play at all would still be around.

Thig Lyfe
08-28-2007, 09:25 PM
When they released Ramiro Pruneda, I lost all interest in the season.

KC Jones
08-28-2007, 10:01 PM
If Herm wanted this team to rebuild and be competitive he would have kept Ramiro Pruneda. It's obvious all they want to do now is be mediocore year in and year out by taking the safe choice in the aged veteran.

;)

shaneo69
08-29-2007, 03:50 PM
GRETZ: Déjà vu With a Guy from Jersey
Aug 10, 2005, 5:11:08 AM by Bob Gretz

RIVER FALLS, WI – They do not look alike, but they are so similar it’s eerie.

Kevin Sampson doesn’t know a thing about Dave Szott. But he’s a living, breathing, albeit bigger version of the Szotter and he’s walking the same path Szott took in making a place for himself on the Chiefs offensive line for a decade. Szott moved into the starting lineup at guard as a rookie in 1990. Sampson has moved into the starting lineup at right tackle this year, his second in the NFL.

“If he played in this league for 10 plus years then obviously he had something,” Sampson said.

Sampson may have something too. He’s done nothing in training camp to put that starting job in jeopardy. Every day, Sampson seems to get better and better. With three Pro Bowlers and Casey Wiegmann, right tackle was the possible weak link in the offensive chain. Right now, Sampson is showing that may not necessarily be the case.

“Every day, I try to improve,” said Sampson. “We’ve been told the five best players will play and I just want to be one of those five.”

Those are words that could have come out of Szott’s mouth, and not just with that Jersey accent either. There’s so much more that links these two guys:

Szott wore uniform No. 79; that’s the number Sampson was assigned last year as a rookie.

Clifton, N.J. was where Szott grew up; Sampson was born and raised in Westwood, N.J., just 14 miles away on the Garden State Parkway.

As a high school wrestler, Szott put up a 109-8 record as a heavyweight; Sampson was undefeated during the senior league season of high school, also as a heavyweight.

In 1990, Szott joined the team as a seventh-round draft choice; Sampson was a seventh-round pick in the 2004 Draft.

The Chiefs got a real gem in Szott. He had bounced back and forth between offense and defense at Penn State, never getting a chance to establish himself on either side of the line of scrimmage. But with the Chiefs, he was strictly a guard and a damn good one. Szott got into the starting lineup as a rookie in 1990, opening 11 games at left guard. He ended up starting 136 games during his Chiefs career. Overshadowed by Pro Bowl tackle John Alt to his left and the vociferous Tim Grunhard on his right at the center position, Szott never got the recognition he so deserved.

Now, there’s Sampson. He was downgraded in the 2004 Draft because he had some problems with stingers during his time at Syracuse. Stingers are burning sensation that generally runs down a player’s arm after he takes a blow that jars his neck and spine. They are a fact of football life and just about every player has suffered one if he’s played football for any length of time. Multiple stingers, however, draw the attention of the medical types and thus Sampson was still available in the seventh round on the 231st pick.

Almost immediately last year, the Chiefs coaching and personnel staffs were talking about this young man. He’s different from Szott because he’s much bigger, at 6-4, 312 pounds. Szott was also 6-4, but played most of his career somewhere in the 275 to 285-pound range.

But Sampson has that same “Jersey attitude” about playing the game. “It’s just doing what is necessary to get the job done,” said Sampson in describing their shared mentality.

Will Shields is the only guy on the roster who played with both Szott and Sampson, and he hasn’t really noticed any similarities between the two players. “Dave was unique,” said Shields. “His whole game was leverage inside. Kevin’s working on the outside and while you can see he understands leverage, he’s more of a mauler.”

Maybe it’s a stretch, linking Sampson with Szott. The Chiefs can only hope they are lucky the second time around when throwing the offensive lineman dice in the seventh round.

DaneMcCloud
08-29-2007, 04:04 PM
Lose a fifth-rounder who's now been cut by the team twice, gain a UDFA and a free agent -- both better players than Maxey.

I'll take that.

Unfortunately, you have to take it. There are no alternatives.

Personally, I'm disappointed with this development (or lack thereof). CB is a position that Herm prides himself on scouting and it's obvious that he struckout with Maxey.

Let's hope that trend doesn't extend to his other defensive choices.

SNR
08-29-2007, 05:27 PM
Unfortunately, you have to take it. There are no alternatives.

Personally, I'm disappointed with this development (or lack thereof). CB is a position that Herm prides himself on scouting and it's obvious that he struckout with Maxey.

Let's hope that trend doesn't extend to his other defensive choices.You lived through 7 years of Gunther/Vermeil drafts. You're now complaining about a botched 5th rounder by Herm?

DaneMcCloud
08-29-2007, 05:28 PM
You lived through 7 years of Gunther/Vermeil drafts. You're now complaining about a botched 5th rounder by Herm?

Complaining? No. Pointing it out? Yes. Especially when Herm states constantly that scouting CB's is his forte.

SNR
08-29-2007, 05:30 PM
Complaining? No. Pointing it out? Yes.No, you are complaining. You said it's disappointing that Herm didn't use his magical defensive back scouting skills and pissed away a 5th rounder.

DaneMcCloud
08-29-2007, 05:32 PM
No, you are complaining. You said it's disappointing that Herm didn't use his magical defensive back scouting skills and pissed away a 5th rounder.

"Magical"? Whatever.

Herm brags about his ability to spot cornerbacks. He was an undrafted CB "in this league". Blah, blah, blah. Then, he whifs on the FIRST CB he drafts.

Ironic?

RustShack
08-29-2007, 05:35 PM
He got a nice UNDRAFTED free agent in Tyrone Brackenridge to make up for it.

KCTitus
08-29-2007, 08:07 PM
Gardner originally entered the NFL as a first-round selection (15th overall) of Washington in the 2001 NFL Draft.

15th? From 2001? This by the best owner in the NFL...Carl hasnt made that big of a gaffe since Blackledge.

DaneMcCloud
08-29-2007, 08:24 PM
15th? From 2001? This by the best owner in the NFL...Carl hasnt made that big of a gaffe since Blackledge.

Remember the head coach of the Redskins at the time?

Therein lies your answer.

KCTitus
08-29-2007, 09:28 PM
Remember the head coach of the Redskins at the time?

Therein lies your answer.

Said HC had no say in the draft picks...thats why he left the next year...over personnel control

DaneMcCloud
08-29-2007, 10:12 PM
Said HC had no say in the draft picks...thats why he left the next year...over personnel control

If by "no" you mean "some", and by "left" you mean "fired", I'd say we're in agreement.