The housecleaning of the Chiefs that began with the hiring of a new head coach and general manager has produced a radically different looking team for 2013.

General manager John Dorsey and Andy Reid trimmed 22 players and traded backup linebacker Edgar Jones to Dallas on Saturday leaving the Chiefs with 52 players one short of the NFL’s 53-man regular-season roster limit.

So when the Chiefs open the regular-season next Sunday at Jacksonville they will have at least 26 new players — 13 on each side of the ball — including eight new starters.

And Dorsey and Reid aren’t finished yet.

Injuries and inexperience have left the Chiefs thin at some positions notably tight end so the club will no doubt be scouring the lists of players released around the league and may be making more roster moves in the next day or two.

Jones one of the Chiefs’ better special-teams players last year was traded to the Cowboys for an undisclosed draft pick.

The most notable players released Saturday were veteran tight end Tony Moeaki backup safety Tysyn Hartman and backup running back Shaun Draughn.

Moeaki who has a history of injuries dating to his college career at Iowa suffered a shoulder fracture after making a 24-yard catch in a preseason game at Pittsburgh two weeks ago and was going to be out indefinitely.

The Chiefs’ third-round draft pick in 2010 Moeaki was productive as a rookie (47 receptions) and last year (33) when healthy but he missed the entire 2011 season after undergoing knee surgery and he missed the 2013 offseason program while recuperating from another procedure on this knee. It was apparent the new administration wasn’t going to wait for him to get healthy again and reached an injury settlement.

The Chiefs already fortified the position with the free agent signing of former Miami tight end Anthony Fasano and taking Travis Kelce in the third round of the 2013 draft but Kelce has been nursing a knee injury during the past two weeks.

Hartman made the team as an undrafted free agent in 2012 but the acquisitions of free agent safeties Quintin Demps and Husain Abdullah and surprising play of former Kansas safety Bradley McDougald made Hartman expendable.