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Kansas City Chiefs cut Jerel Worthy from practice squad, add o-lineman

The Chiefs cut DT Jerel Worthy and signed G Jarrod Pughsley.


The Kansas City Chiefs cut the most recognizable name on their practice squad, defensive tackle Jerel Worthy. This according to Tuesday's transactions report from the league.

Worthy was a former second round pick by the Green Bay Packers just two years ago. The Chiefs added him to their practice squad earlier this year but never made the jump up to the active roster.

It's an odd situation that a player can go from a big time school like Michigan State, get drafted in the second round and then be unable to hold onto a practice squad spot. (Well, it's also odd that the SEC defensive player of the year can't hang onto the practice squad but that's another topic for another day.)

Worthy's practice squad spot has been taken by guard Jarrod Pughsley, who went to Akron. As Terez Paylor notes, Pughsley played tackle in college which means he has some of that versatility that Andy Reid is always talking about. He is 6'5 and weighs 313 pounds according to his profile on

Flipping through his Instagram page, which is Pug_Life76 (an awesome name), it appears he might be an Indians fan, which is a real problem in Kansas City right now. He will need to convert to the Royals.

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