No surprises in first round of Chiefs cuts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The first 12 players to be trimmed from the Kansas City Chiefs' roster were all longshots to make the team. The biggest name to be released is wide receiver Weston Dressler, who was a star in the Canadian Football League and signed by the Chiefs last winter. But Dressler's skills didn't translate to the NFL game and it became evident early in training camp that Dressler wasn't going to stick with the Chiefs.

Safety Sanders Commings would have made the roster and played a considerable amount, but he broke his leg during camp when Jamaal Charles put a move on him in the open field. He was placed on the injured reserve list.

Safety Jerron McMillian at one time appeared to be a roster candidate as a backup but didn't play well in the preseason and he was released. The other players released: wide receivers Jerrell Jackson, Deon Anthony and Darryl Surgent, tight end Adam Schiltz, offensive lineman Otis Hudson, defensive lineman Jermelle Cudjo and Jairus Campbell and cornerbacks Brandon Jones and Vernon Kearney.

The Chiefs need to trim three more players from their roster by Tuesday afternoon.