The Kansas City Chiefs have announced a few more moves to meet the demands of the NFL's deadline for 75-man rosters on Tuesday.
The team released wide receiver Junior Hemingway and offensive tackle Tavon Rooks. The Chiefs also placed quarterback Tyler Bray (torn ACL) on the Non-Football Injury (NFI) list and placed linebacker Justin March on Injured Reserve.
Bray's placement on the NFI list allows the Chiefs to keep him in the fold in a special way. The NFI covers injuries away from football, and comes with both an active NFI and reserve NFI designation, the former allowing the team to activate him when ready during the season. Given that Active NFI players will still count against the roster limit, you can be sure Bray has been designated Reserve NFI even though that wasn't officially announced via the team's press release.
With the emergence of Fred Williams in training camp to go with younger players like Frankie Hammond and DaRon Brown, Hemingway was finally let go by the Chiefs after playing in 31 games over the last three seasons. He's played well beyond expectations for a former seventh round selection. He ends his Chiefs career with 25 catches for 233 career receiving yards and 2 touchdowns.
March was showing great promise in the offseason, but went down with a meniscus tear and subsequent surgery. An important additional note on March:
His season is over. IR designation for return can not be placed until after 3pm on Sept 8th https://t.co/AStJUA8BKR— Nick Jacobs (@Jacobs71) September 1, 2015