The Chiefs are at 53 players. And they got there by putting tight end Tony Moeaki on injured reserve.
As a rookie in 2010, Moeaki caught 47 passes for 556 yards and three touchdowns.
Also on IR is rookie linebacker Gabe Miller.
The Chiefs cut the following players: defensive lineman Harold Ayodele, fullback Shane Bannon, linebacker Justin Cole, fullback Mike Cox, defensive lineman Dion Gales, tight end Charlie Gantt, tackle Bobby Greenwood, offensive lineman Chris Harr, guard Darryl Harris, receiver Jeremy Horne, offensive lineman Mike Ingersoll, linebacker Micah Johnson, linebacker Amara Kamara, safety Reshard Langford, defensive back Quinten Lawrence, offensive lineman Butch Lewis, receiver Zeke Markshausen, offensive lineman David Mims, offensive lineman Lucas Patterson, safety Ricky Price, tight end Cody Slate, defensive tackle Anthony Toribio, receiver Verran Tucker, linebacker Pierre Walters, and defensive back Demond Washington.