After missing the entire 2014 season with a gastrointestinal virus, Chiefs defensive end Mike Catapano was able to participate in the team's OTA on Wednesday, reports The Kansas City Star. "Every time I step on the field now it's with purpose and with extra vigor that I never really had," Catapano said. "It feels great. I feel better than ever." Catapano played in 15 games during his rookie season in 2013 and he totaled four tackles and one sack. He said he's ready to surpass that in 2015. "I'm ready to show that I offer a lot to this team. I'm ready to step up in big situations and starting situations," Catapano said. "I just want to keep getting better every day… and play to the best of my abilities."
The Chiefs moved defensive end Mike Catapano, who has been out for a month with an undisclosed illness, from the reserve/non-football illness list to injured reserve, according to The Kansas City Star. "I think that's where we're at," head coach Andy Reid said. "What he went through, that was a long process. So it's better that he just steps back, gets himself back healthy and feeling good and then we go from there."
The Chiefs have announced their final round of cuts and other moves to reach the league-mandated roster of 53 players. Among the offensive players let go are fullback Jordan Campbell, wide receivers Fred Williams and Mark Harrison, guard Ricky Henry, tackle J'Marcus Webb and running back Charcandrick West. The defensive players gone from the roster are safeties Jonathon Amaya and Malcolm Bronson, linemen Dominique Hamilton, Kyle Love and Kona Schwenke, linebackers Alonzo Highsmith, Devan Walker and Nico Johnson and cornerbacks Justin Rogers and DeMarcus Van Dyke . The Chiefs have also placed Tyler Bray and Kyle Williams on IR and Mike Catapano on the non-football injury list.
The Chiefs have announced their inactives for their Thursday preseason finale in Green Bay. Only linebacker Joe Mays (wrist) and wideout Junior Hemingway (hip) are listed as injured. The other inactives are tackle Eric Fisher, defensive end Mike Catapano, wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and linebacker Tamba Hali.
The Chiefs unveiled their inactive list for Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings, and it features 11 players not in uniform for the game. The players list as inactive are: defensive backs Eric Berry (heel) and Damond Smith; wide receivers Dwayne Bowe and Junior Hemingway (hip); running back Charcandrick West; offensive lineman Ryan McKee; linebackers Josh Mauga and Joe Mays (wrist); and defensive linemen Mike DeVito, Kona Schwenke and Mike Catapano.