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Chiefs claim former Patriots DB Brock Vereen, who briefly retired this week

Here’s a new one: the Kansas City Chiefs have claimed off of waviers a player who retired and then unretired all in the same week.

The NFL’s transaction report shows the Chiefs have claimed DB Brock Vereen off of waivers. It also shows the Chiefs cut DB Akeem Davis in order to make room for him on the roster.

On Monday we saw this:

On Tuesday we saw this:

And on Wednesday:

Our Patriots blog, Pats Pulpit, wrote earlier this week: “Something's up here. The Patriots seemingly had no reason to cut Brock, and then they did anyway.”

Vereen is a 6’0, 199-pound sefensive back out of Minnesota. Vereen was a 2014 fourth round pick, the same round the Chiefs took Eric Murray out of Minnesota this year. He was drafted by the Bears and has spent time with the Vikings, Patriots and now Chiefs.

The Chiefs are without Eric Berry for the time being so they’re always looking for safety help but we assume Berry is back at some point before the season.

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