Chiefs Cut Cameron Sheffield After Activating Tamba Hali

KANSAS CITY MO - AUGUST 27: Cameron Sheffield #55 of the Kansas City Chiefs is carted off the field after suffering an injury during a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Arrowhead Stadium on August 27 2010 in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)

It was clear that a roster cut was coming for the Kansas City Chiefs with the return of Tamba Hali to the active 53-man roster. However it was a complete guess as to who the cut might be. Cameron Sheffield is now the answer, according to a report from Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

One player had to go since Hali's one-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy took him off the roster.

We asked AP readers yesterday for their best guesses and the results ranged all over the place, but it should have been obvious that someone from the same position would be leaving. Sheffield plays the same outside linebacker position, but it's a shock to those who believed the Chiefs really valued Sheffield as a burgeoning OLB and pass rusher.

The move is also a testament to Andy Studebaker's play on Sunday, who earned a bit of praise from head coach Romeo Crennel after the loss to the Falcons as a notable replacement for Hali.

Perhaps Sheffield now makes it to the practice squad if he can clear waivers. Or maybe this is the end of his career with KC.

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