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Chiefs Waive Four Players

The Kansas City Chiefs announced they have waived four players today (via Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star).

Long snapper Thomas Gafford, defensive tackle T.J. Jackson, wide receiver C.J. Jones and linebacker Darrell Robertson were let go by Kansas City.

Gafford saw action in nine games last season as the team's long snapper and Jackson appeared in four games the season before that.

This pushes the Chiefs down to 81 players on the roster.  The team is allowed to bring in 80 to training camp.  

The Chiefs signed Robertson about three months ago.  Here's a little more info on him courtesy of Bob Gretz:

At 6-4, 246 pounds, Robertson was on the New England practice squad last year. He came into the NFL as a college free agent with Dallas in 2008 out of Georgia Tech, where he was recruited and played for Chiefs offensive coordinator Chan Gailey. In the ‘08 pre-season with the Cowboys, he was credited with four tackles and one for minus yardage. He played two games last year in the Canadian Football League with the Edmonton Eskimos and had six tackles.

It's funny, we were just talking about the viability of Robertson as a pass rusher a couple days ago.  He had one year remaining on his contract with a base salary of $310,000.

  • LS Thomas Gafford was signed October 29th of last year.  He had two years remaining on his contract at base salaries of $295,000 and $385,000.
  • DT T.J. Jackson was signed December 30th of last year.  He had two years remaining on his contract at base salaries of $460,000 and $545,000.
  • C.J. Jones was signed March 5th this year.  He had one year remaining on his contract at a base salary of $385,000.

Looks like Chris was right when said "Don't sweat these no name free agents signings by the Chiefs."

I was sitting here on a boring day at work thinking nothing was going to happen at Arrowhead today.  I should have known the Chiefs would make roster moves on Friday afternoon when there would be the least amount of media coverage.

Who will be the last one to be cut?

H/T oldchiefs fan and The Scootness in the FanShots

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