Chiefs waive 7 players before roster cuts due

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs have waived seven players well ahead of the deadline for NFL teams to trim their rosters to 80 players.

The Chiefs said Monday that injured linebacker Eric Bakhtiari, fullback Tervaris Johnson, defensive backs Javes Lewis and Mario Russell, and wide receivers Chandler Williams, Chris Manno and Josue Paul have been waived.

Under terms of the new collective bargaining agreement, teams have until Tuesday afternoon to reach the 80-player limit. The deadline to cut to 53 players is Sept. 3.