Former Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi was one of 14 cuts made by the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, as the team trims down to its Tuesday deadline for a 75-man roster.
The Chiefs must reach the 53-man limit for the regular season by Saturday.
Stanzi, who was drafted by former general manager Scott Pioli, was beaten out for the No. 3 quarterback job by undrafted free-agent Tyler Bray. Stanzi was just 5 of 12 for 42 yards in the preseason, and did not play in the most recent two games.
The ex-Hawkeye starred in Iowa City, leading Iowa to an Orange Bowl victory over Georgia Tech in the 2009 season and completing close to 60 percent of his passes for his collegiate career.
Stanzi, 25, was a fifth-round choice in the 2011 NFL draft. Stanzi did not attempt a pass in a regular-season game while with the Chiefs.
Kansas City wraps up its preseason schedule Thursday night against Green Bay.
Stanzi was joined by wide receiver Terrance Copper and defensive back Neiko Thorpe in players who were part of last year’s 2-14 team that were involved in the first round of cuts.
Also cut Sunday were cornerbacks Vince Agnew, Otha Foster III, Kamaal McIlwain; offensive linemen Ryan Durand, A.J. Hawkins and Hutch Eckerson; defensive ends Miguel Chavis and Rob Lohr; running back Jordan Roberts; fullback Braden Wilson and wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker.
“This is always a difficult time of year,” new GM John Dorsey said. “We have to make decisions that we feel are in the best interest of our football team and unfortunately this is part of the process. These gentlemen have put in a lot of hard work and effort for our franchise, and we wish them nothing but the best moving forward.”
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