So the cutting of Ingle Martin wasn't made in anticipation of first round pick Tyson Jackson signing. It was to make room for QB Matt Gutierrez. He was claimed off of waivers from, you guessed it, the New England Patriots.
The Kansas City Chiefs have claimed QB Matt Gutierrez off of waivers from the New England Patriots, a league source told Scout.com. To make room for Gutierrez, the Chiefs waived QB Ingle Martin.
Gutierrez was waived this morning by the Patriots. Former Patriot Vince Redd was signed just recently as well, also off of waivers. Because of the Chiefs poor record last year, they get third dibbs on the waiver wire.
I admittedly know little about Gutierrez so here's some info on the Idaho St. grad:
After going undrafted in the 2007 NFL Draft, Gutierrez was signed by the New England Patriots on May 8 as an undrafted free agent. Gutierrez played in his first career regular season game on September 9 against the New York Jets and completed his first regular-season pass for a 15-yard gain against the Miami Dolphins on December 23. He appeared in five games with the team as a rookie while being inactive for 11 others.
During the 2008 preseason, Gutierrez completed 29 out of 45 passes for 362 passing yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions. On August 30, Gutierrez was part of the final cuts as the Patriots cut down to the mandatory 53-man roster. He was re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 10, then promoted to the active roster on September 13 after a season-ending injury to starter Tom Brady. He was inactive for the remaining 14 games of the season.
The Patriots waived Gutierrez on August 3, 2009 after signing quarterback Andrew Walter.
So is it clear yet that Scott Pioli likes his guys?
What do you think about the Chiefs signing Matt Gutierrez?