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Former Boise State safety Johnson cut by Kansas City

Kansas City Chiefs safety Jeron Johnson (39) during a preseason NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles.
Kansas City Chiefs safety Jeron Johnson (39) during a preseason NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. The Associated Press

Kansas City plans to release Jeron Johnson, media outlets reported Friday. Johnson, in his sixth year in the NFL, signed with the Chiefs during training camp in April but was third on the unofficial depth chart. The deadline for teams to make cuts is 2 p.m. MT Saturday.

There are 20 other former Boise State players on active rosters, in addition to eight from Idaho, three from Idaho State and one with local high school connections.

PLAYERS WITH IDAHO CONNECTIONS

BOISE STATE

Kamalei Correa, LB, Baltimore

Charles Leno, OL, Chicago

George Iloka, S, Cincinnati

Jamar Taylor, CB, Cleveland

Tyrone Crawford, DL, Dallas

DeMarcus Lawrence, DL, Dallas

Orlando Scandrick, CB, Dallas

Matt Paradis, C, Denver (Council High)

Billy Winn, DL, Denver

Lee Hightower, S, Indianapolis

Jay Ajayi, RB, Miami

Tyler Gray, LB, Miami

Blake Renaud, FB, Minnesota

Shea McClellin, LB, New England (Marsing High)

Marcus Henry, C, New Orleans

Ryan Clady, OT, New York Jets

Donte Deayon, CB, New York Giants

Darian Thompson, S, New York Giants

Rees Odhiambo, OL, Seattle

Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay

*Kellen Moore, QB, Dallas (injured reserve)

*Kyle Wilson, CB, New Orleans (injured reserve)

IDAHO

Elijhaa Penny, RB, Arizona

Mike Iupati, G, Arizona

Benson Mayowa, DE, Dallas

Shiloh Keo, S, Denver

Jesse Davis, OT, New York Jets

Korey Toomer, LB, Oakland

Chris Edwards, DB, Oakland

Aaron Grymes, CB, Philadelphia

IDAHO STATE

Tyler Kuder, DT, Green Bay (Payette HS)

Josh Hill, TE, New Orleans (Blackfoot HS)

Evan Smith, C, Tampa Bay

HIGH SCHOOLS

Hugh Thornton, G, Indianapolis (Mountain View)

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