If you told me a year ago the Kansas City Chiefs would be cutting Justin March-Lilliard in 2017 I wouldn’t have believed you but here we are. The Chiefs have indeed cut him, according to the Star’s Terez Paylor.
He also posted this:
Yo shoutout to Chiefs Kingdom, it was a great experience to be apart of. I appreciate the support over the past 2 years. Nothing but love!— Bubba March-Lillard (@TheMarchingJay) September 2, 2017
The Chiefs added inside linebackers Kevin Pierre-Louis and Ukeme Eligwe this offseason so the writing was on the wall for March-Lilliard. It’s not surprising now given what we saw this training camp and preseason but March-Lilliard won the inside linebacker starting job out of camp last year. He started for the first few weeks before a hand injury forced him to hit injured reserve. He was designated for return and did come back but didn’t make an impact.
He’s a little undersized but Chiefs GM John Dorsey praised his instincts as a linebacker. He knew the game very well which is why I think he will find a home someplace, whether that’s on a practice squad or another team’s roster.
I'm the best football player Today than I've ever been in my life. Can't wait to see what's next for my Family and I! #Thankful!— Bubba March-Lillard (@TheMarchingJay) September 2, 2017
We’re tracking the Chiefs cuts here.