Connor Barth was packing up his belongings at his parents house in Wilmington, North Carolina and headed out the door to catch a flight back to Kansas City to make the plane ride up to River Falls, Wisconsin with the rest of his teammates when the phone rang.
It was Chiefs head coach Todd Haley informing him that his time with the Chiefs has come to an end. The Chiefs waived Barth on Tuesday night.
Haley cited new kicker Ryan Succop's development as a reason for Barth's departure. The team wants to get a good look at Succop in camp and didn't think Barth's presence would help his development.
"I was shocked," Barth said according to
Keith Kevin Hull (Sorry, Kevin!) of WECT-6 in Wilmington.
For now, he's got nowhere to go. His agent has already made a few calls to various teams who might be looking to add some competition at the kicker position in training camp.