According to ProFootball Talk, the Kansas City Chiefs announced their first round of major cuts Sunday night.
Stanzi has never thrown a pass in a regular season in his two seasons out of Iowa. He was in direct competition with rookie Tyler Bray for the third string signal caller behind starter Alex Smith and back-up Chase Daniel.
Copper is in his 10th season, the last four of which were spent in Kansas City. For the Chiefs, Copper had 38 receptions for 418 yards and no touchdowns.
The other names on the cut list were defensive backs Vince Agnew, Neiko Thorpe, Kamaal McIlwain and Otha Foster III, offensive linemen A.J. Hawkins, Hutch Eckerson, and Ryan Durand, defensive ends Rob Lohr and Miguel Chavis, running back Jordan Roberts, wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker, and fullback Braden Wilson.
The Chiefs still need to cut one more to reach the league mandated 75 roster spots by Tuesday. After the last preseason game Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers, the Chiefs will be required to cut 22 more by the 31st.
It is no surprise Stanzi was released by Kansas City. Tyler Bray obviously has more raw talent and upside than Stanzi. The fact Stanzi could not earn playing time ahead of some really bad quarterbacks over the past two seasons didn’t bode well for him beating out Bray after the Chiefs signed the undrafted quarterback out of Tennessee.