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Chiefs Waive Former Patriots LB Vince Redd


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Update 7:56 PM: The NFL has suspended Redd for the first four games of the '09 season.  Read more.

The Kansas City Chiefs waived former New England Patriots LB Vince Redd.

Redd was picked up by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent on May 2nd, 2008.  He appeared in five of the team's final six games in 2008.

The Chiefs signed him exactly three weeks ago to the day on August 3rd.

(Edit: The Chiefs actually signed him on August 4th.  Initial reports of his signing came out on the 3rd.)

Redd's name rarely came up in our training camp reports.  In two preseason games with the Chiefs, he recorded zero tackles and zero assists.

With little to go on, I can't figure out why A) the Chiefs signed him or B) why he didn't see much time.  A far-out-there theory could be that the Chiefs wanted to kick the tires on him a little bit to keep his name at the top of the waiver wire.  Similar to Todd Haley working out David Terrell, who hadn't been in the NFL in several years.

This isn't really related, but Adam Caplan of Scout says a source has told him that the Patriots originally released Redd because they planned to use more 4-3 defensive fronts this season.

Anyway, this leaves the Chiefs with 79 roster spots meaning it's likely they will soon be signing someone else.  The Chiefs can hold 80 players until September 1st. 

Odds that it's a wide receiver or offensive linemen?

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