The Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly cut cornerback KeiVarae Russell. This is shocking because Russell was the 74th overall pick in this year’s draft. A third round pick has already been cut. Rand Getlin of NFL Network is reporting this news.
I'm told the #Chiefs have released defensive back KeiVarae Russell. Special teams numbers game. Super talented player. Likely to be claimed.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) September 14, 2016
Russell was inactive in the Chiefs first game. He had obviously been passed on the depth chart by others like sixth round pick DJ White. Even if this were a redshirt year, I’m stunned the Chiefs have cut him. I can’t remember a third round pick being cut this early.
This marks the second draft pick from 2016 not to make it. Fifth round pick Kevin Hogan was cut as well and signed with the Browns practice squad.
What in the heck happened here?