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:
Brock Vereen has retired. Wow. Had a good camp.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) August 15, 2016
On Tuesday we saw this:
Here's one I don't think I've seen before: Brock Vereen has been reinstated from the retirement list after 24 hours, but the Pats cut him.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) August 16, 2016
And on Wednesday:
Chiefs assigned Brock Vereen off waivers from Patriots— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 17, 2016
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.