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Chiefs waive defensive back Josh Shaw

The Chiefs picked up Shaw after the Bengals released him in September. Now he’s on the street.

Kansas City Chiefs v New England Patriots Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Saturday that they have released defensive back Josh Shaw.

Shaw, 26, was a fourth-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2015 NFL draft. He was with the Bengals — where he played in 47 games, including 14 starts — until September of this year, when he was released, and then picked up by the defensive back-needy Chiefs.

He played in four games for the Chiefs. His most notable moment came in the Week 6 43-40 loss to the New England Patriots, when he was covering Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski during their final drive and...

Never mind. It’s too painful to think about.

Obviously Shaw hasn’t worked out for the Chiefs. So the next question is... what do the Chiefs do with Shaw’s roster spot? Are they eyeing a free agent? Could they be getting ready to promote a player from the practice quad — say, Gehrig Dieter in case Sammy Watkins can’t go on Monday?

We’ll keep you posted on that.

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