Tom Brady’s knees weren’t scheduled for another run-in with Bernard Pollard this season, but there still may be a reunion after Pollard was released by the Chiefs on Sunday.
The safety, who started 31 games over the last two seasons was the most surprising name on the Chiefs cut list. The safety position has been in flux during training camp, but it was believed that free safety Jarrad Page was in more trouble than Pollard, a 2006 second rounder, when it came to cut day.
The Chiefs kept all four of their quarterbacks, which may be an indication about their confidence about the condition of Matt Cassel’s knee or an indication that they weren’t able to get a trade done before the deadline.
Other notable names among the Chiefs cuts are wide receiver Ashley Lelie and linebacker Zach Thomas, who was rumored to be pondering retirement.
The remaining Chiefs cuts are cornerback Jackie Bates, tight end Tom Crabree, defensive end Dion Gales, defensive end Bobby Greenwood, guard Darryl Harris, wide receiver Taurus Johnson, defensive tackle Derek Lokey, safety Ricky Price, running back Javarris Williams and wide receiver Rodney Wright.
The Chiefs also placed guard Colin Brown, a fifth-round pick, on injured reserve. Williams, a seventh-rounder, was the only other one of the eight Chiefs draft picks not to make the roster.