AFC West: C.J. Jones

Posted by’s Bill Williamson

The Denver Broncos cut four players Tuesday to get down to the NFL-mandated maximum of 75 players.

There was a mild surprise. The team cut center Blake Schlueter, a seventh-round pick. The Texas Christian product wasn’t, by any means, considered a lock to make the team, but you would think a draft choice would make it past the round of 75 and, at least, compete for a spot on the practice squad.

The other name of note was veteran tight end Jeb Putzier. He finished last season with the Broncos and was re-signed by the new regime this offseason. The other players cut were punter Britton Colquitt and receiver C.J. Jones.

Posted by's Bill Williamson

The Broncos claimed receiver C.J. Jones off waivers from Kansas City.

Jones has New England ties, where he played for new Broncos coach Josh McDaniels.

Jones was on New England's active roster for one game in 2008. He was on New England's practice squad for the entire 2007 season.

Former New England executive and new Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli signed Jones in March, but he was waived last week. While Jones clearly intrigues McDaniels, he has to be considered a long shot to make Denver's 53-man roster.

Chiefs cut four players

June, 19, 2009

Posted by's Bill Williamson

The Chiefs cut four players on Friday. None were major figures on the team.

The team cut long-snapper Thomas Gafford, who played in nine games last season. Earlier this offseason, the team cut J.P. Darche, another long-snapper, earlier this offseason. The only exclusive long-snapper Kansas City currently has on the roster is Tanner Purdum. He is an undrafted free agent from Baker.

The other three players Kansas City cut were receiver C.J. Jones, defensive tackle T.J. Jackson and linebacker Darrell Robertson. Jackson played in four games for Kansas City last season.

AFC West news and notes

March, 5, 2009

Posted by's Bill Williamson

The Chargers were hoping to make a splash in free agency by trying to sign Tampa Bay safety Jermaine Phillips. He visited this week but Phillips ended up re-signing with the Buccaneers on Thursday.

The Chargers are still trying to sign Dallas linebacker Kevin Burnett.

Seattle is visiting with fullback Justin Griffith. He was recently cut by Oakland. The connection there is new Seattle assistant Greg Knapp, who was previously with Oakland.

Kansas City signed receiver C.J. Jones. He was with New England last year. He is likely a player who will have to fight for a roster spot in training camp.