Former first-rounder Gardner among Chiefs cuts

Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Monday that the club has made 14 transactions in anticipation of the NFL's first mandatory cutdown deadline. All NFL teams are required to trim their roster down to 75 players by 3:00 PM on Tuesday, August 28th. The most notable was the release of receiver Rod Gardner, who had his contract terminated.

Gardner joined the Chiefs as a free agent in 2006. He saw action in 14 games with the Chiefs, logging two receptions for 17 yards. He also added nine special teams stops and forced two fumbles. Gardner was originally a first-round selection (15th overall) of Washington in the 2001 NFL Draft. In six NFL campaigns, Gardner has appeared in 90 games (62 starts) and caught 242 passes for 3,165 yards (13.1 avg.) with 23 TDs.

Kansas City placed G Chris Bober, FB Greg Hanoian, LB David Hicks and WR Maurice Price on Injured Reserve and also released 9 players: tackles George Batiste, Ramiro Pruneda, and Calvin Sampson; cornerbacks Michael Bragg and Marcus Maxey, defensive end Chris Harris, tight end Mike Pinkard, along with receivers Brent Little and Titus Ryan.

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