Denver and Kansas City got an early start on making cuts Monday. Teams need to cut down to 80 players by Tuesday afternoon. The 53-man roster must be set Saturday afternoon.
Denver cut seven players. The most notable was veteran cornerback Nate Jones, who has been with the team the past couple of seasons. The other players Denver released are running back C.J. Gable, linebacker Braxton Kelley, linebacker Deron Mayo, guard Shawn Murphy, tackle Curt Porter and defensive end David Veikune.
Kansas City cut seven players: linebacker Eric Bakhtiari, running back Tervaris Johnson, defensive back Javes Lewis, receivers Chris Manno and Josue Paul, defensive back Mario Russell and receiver Chandler Williams. Johnson was in the Chiefs’ program the past couple of years.
Meanwhile, there is a group of players vying for the final two rosters spots at receiver in San Diego.