AFC West: Tavares Washington

Posted by’s Bill Williamson

The Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos got a head start on cutting down to the 53-man roster by Saturday’s deadline. The Chiefs cut eight players. The Broncos cut nine players.

The biggest name on the Chiefs’ list is right tackle Damion McIntosh, who previously was a starter. But McIntosh has not played well and he was on the bubble. Barry Richardson is expected to start at the spot.

The Broncos’ early cuts included two draft picks from Mike Shanahan’s final class -- guard Kory Lichtensteiger and defensive lineman Carlton Powell.

Here are Kansas City’s cut list Friday:

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Age Exp. College

46 Jed Collins FB 6-1 249 23 1 Washington State

23 Travis Daniels CB 6-1 195 26 5 LSU

34 Londen Fryar CB 5-11 192 23 R Western Michigan

73 Eric Ghiaciuc C 6-4 303 28 5 Central Michigan

77 Damion McIntosh T 6-4 320 32 10 Kansas State

66 Corey Smith LB 6-1 225 22 R Cincinnati

75 Herb Taylor T 6-3 295 24 3 TCU

65 Tavares Washington G 6-4 315 26 1 Florida

Here is Denver’s list:

Player NFL Exp. College

DL Matthias Askew 3 Michigan State

G Kory Lichtensteiger 2 Bowling Green State

QB Ingle Martin 3 Furman

CB Rashod Moulton 1 Fort Valley State

T Clint Oldenburg 2 Colorado State

DL Carlton Powell 2 Virginia Tech

ILB Lee Robinson R Alcorn State

WR Nate Swift R Nebraska

RB Marcus Thomas 2 Texas-El Paso

Kansas City promotes guard

December, 3, 2008

Posted by's Bill Williamson

Another week, another Kansas City roster move.

The Chiefs signed guard Tavares Washington to a three-year contract. Washington had been on the Chiefs practice squad for the past 10 weeks.

Washington was on San Francisco's practice squad for the entire 2006 season and he spent a part of last season on the 49ers practice squad. He was with Washington in training camp this season.

Posted by's Bill Williamson

The Kansas City Chiefs added two players to their practice squad. They added cornerback Travarous Bain and guard Tavares Washington.

Courtesy of the Kansas City media department, here is a look at each player:

Bain (6-0, 182) originally entered the NFL with Arizona in 2007 as a rookie free agent. He attended training camp with the Cardinals each of the past two seasons, but was released prior to the start of the regular season on both occasions. Bain spent the final nine games of the 2007 season on Arizona's practice squad.

Bain started 20 games over two seasons at Hampton after transferring from the University of Miami (FL). He led the Pirates with five interceptions as a senior and garnered first-team All-MEAC honors. He prepped at Northwestern High School in Miami, Florida.

Washington (6-4, 315) originally entered the NFL with San Francisco as a rookie free agent in 2006 and spent that entire campaign on the 49ers practice squad. He also spent a portion of the 2007 season on San Francisco's developmental squad after being released prior to the start of the regular season. Washington attended training camp with the Redskins in 2008, but was released prior to the start of the regular season.

The Greenville, Mississippi native played in 18 games (12 starts) at Florida after transferring from Mississippi Delta Junior College. He finished his prep career at South Delta High School in Greenville, Mississippi.