AFC West: Kestahn Moore

Chiefs cut four players

August, 29, 2010
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The Kansas City Chiefs got a jump on Tuesday’s first cut day by releasing four players.

They cut quarterback Bill Stull, running back Kestahn Moore, tight end Cody Slate and offensive lineman Tyler Eastman.

None of the cuts were surprising, although Moore was with the club last season. The release of Stull might be an indication that quarterback Brodie Croyle is close to returning from an arm injury. Stull was signed two weeks ago to be a camp arm while Croyle recovered from an injury he suffered in the first preseason game.
The Kansas City Chiefs are in danger of not selling out a home game for the first time in 19 years.

The team announced it has 3,500 tickets to sell by Thursday's deadline for Sunday’s game against Buffalo in order to avoid a local television blackout. The team will likely ask for a 24-hour extension until Friday afternoon to avoid the blackout. The last time there was a local blackout in Kansas City was Dec., 16, 1990.

“This has unfortunately become a more common occurrence in several NFL cities this year,” said Chiefs COO Mark Donovan said in a statement. “The possibility of a blackout is caused by a combination of the current economic climate, inclement weather in December, a non-divisional opponent and our record.”

The Chiefs aren’t given fans much to be excited about. They are 3-9 and have lost their last two games by a total of 60 points.

Meanwhile, Kansas City cut defensive lineman Kenny Smith, who was signed earlier this season. He appeared in six games and had three tackles. He had played in an NFL game prior to this year since 2003.

UDPATE: Arrowhead Pride reports the Chiefs signed rookie running back Kestahn Moore. He gives depth to a position that has been hurt by injuries. An undrafted rookie, Moore is making his third stop in the AFC West. He had cups of coffee with both Denver and San Diego this year.

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

The San Diego Chargers have been busy making moves involving their rookie class.
San Diego reportedly signed two more draft picks and shelved undrafted rookie Curtis Brinkley because of injuries suffered in a shooting earlier this month.

San Diego has agreed to terms with third-round pick Louis Vasquez and fourth-round pick Vaughn Martin.

The signing of Vasquez is significant. He has a strong chance to start at guard. Thus, getting him in camp in time for Monday's first rookie practice is huge. He will now have maximum practice time. Martin's signing is also big. He is a talented defensive end, who has limited football experience. The Chargers love him and think he will be a gem with some polish.

The San Diego Union Tribune reports the team hasn't made much progress with top pick Larry English. This isn't devastating news. It has been slow going for top picks around the league. If English misses a practice or two of rookie workouts, it won't be the end of the world. As long as he is present when the full team reports at the end of next week, he should be fine.

San Diego signed rookie running back Kestahn Moore to replace Brinkley. Moore was previously with Denver.

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

There was a lot going on in Denver and a little going on in San Diego to wrap up a Thursday night.

The Broncos cut three players Thursday: safety Herana-Daze Jones, running back Kestahn Moore and cornerback Rashod Moulton. None of the moves were a surprise.

  • Brandon Marshall pleased the kids of Denver on Thursday, but he was mum on his stalemate with the Broncos. Had Marshall cancelled his clinic because of his fight with the Broncos, he could have further lost public support.
  • Kyle Orton talks in a radio interview about being named Denver's starting quarterback.
  • Don't be surprised if the Broncos defer some of the signing bonus in their rookie contracts. There was a small deferral of the $57,000-plus contract signed by seventh-round pick Blake Schlueter. The deferral is just a way teams can pay some signing bonus money at a later date.
  • The Chargers extended their radio deal.

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