Sachem alum Chris Manno, who signed with the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this month, was waived by the team Monday afternoon, according to a statement from the organization.
With an overcrowded receiving core, Manno was handicapped from the get-go. The Chiefs also released receivers Chandler Williams and Josue Paul Monday.
Other players let go were Eric Bakhtiari, Tervaris Johnson, Javes Lewis and Mario Russell. The Chiefs will be cutting more players over the next day to get down to the league minimum of 80, then will make massive cuts to get to the 53-man roster by Sunday.
Manno saw brief action in two of the three pre-season games he dressed for this year. During his debut against Tampa Bay he was in on special teams a handful of times. He didn't see the field in Week 2 against Baltimore and had two plays under his belt against the Rams last week.
While hundreds of players scramble around the league for professional work, Manno will hit the football networking game to find a new home.
Prior to signing with the Chiefs, the Cardinals had expressed interest. Tampa Bay could be a possibility with head coach Raheem Morris also being a Hofstra graduate like Manno.
Manno is the fourth player in Sachem High School history to be affiliated with an NFL team. Jumbo Elliott spent over a decade in the league, Brian Bravvy was on the practice squad of the Atlanta Falcons and, most recently, Doug Shanahan made it to the last day of cuts with the New York Jets in 2001.
Manno was not immediately available for comment.
Stay tuned to Patch for updates on Manno as they become available.