KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Chiefs have waived veteran kicker Ryan Succop and placed quarterback Tyler Bray and wide receiver Kyle Williams on injured reserve as they trimmed to the 53-man roster limit.
Succop was engaged in a heated competition for the kicking job with undrafted free agent Cairo Santos.
Ultimately, Succop's contract may have played a big part in the decision. He was due $2 million this season while Santos will make just $422,000 with the Chiefs.
Bray and Williams were hurt in the Chiefs' preseason finale against Green Bay.
Other players cut Saturday were defensive backs Malcolm Bronson, Jonathon Amaya, DeMarcus Van Dyke and Justin Rogers; linebackers Alonzo Highsmith, Devan Walker and Nico Johnson; defensive linemen Kyle Love, Kona Schwenke and Dominique Hamilton; offensive linemen Ricky Henry and J'Marcus Webb; wide receivers Mark Harrison and Fred Williams; fullback Jordan Campbell; and running back Charcandrick West.
“As a collective football operation, coaches and scouts have held numerous discussions on each player during the evaluation process,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said in a press release. “We had excellent competition at every position and that’s a great thing, but today we had to make some difficult decisions to narrow our roster to 53. We appreciate all the time and effort these young men put in for us and wish them all the best.”