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Cory Greenwood, former KC Chiefs LB, claimed by Detroit Lions

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Linebacker Cory Greenwood was among the four players the KC Chiefs cut earlier this week. Greenwood, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2010 CFL Draft, was claimed by former Chiefs coach Gunther Cunningham and the Lions.

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The Kansas City Chiefs earlier this week released linebacker Cory Greenwood, which I noted came as a bit of a surprise given the Chiefs (lack of) depth at the linebacker position. It didn't take long for someone to nab Greenwood.

Per reports, the Detroit Lions claimed Greenwood off of waivers. Our old pal Gunther Cunningham is still keeping an eye on those Chiefs players.

Sean Yuille at Pride of Detroit writes that the move appears to be "about depth more than anything".

These two moves appear to be about depth more than anything for the Lions. Hardman will try to compete for a roster spot at offensive guard, whereas Greenwood will try to leave his mark as a reserve linebacker and special teams player.

Greenwood is an interesting story because he was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2010 CFL Draft. The decision was to play for the Toronto Argonauts as a highly touted player or sign an undrafted free agent contract with the Chiefs. He chose Kansas City and spent three years with the Chiefs, mostly as a backup and special teamer.

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