According to a report from Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest, the Kansas City Chiefs have released two players from their roster to make way for the signings of defensive end Taco Charlton and quarterback Shea Patterson: former New Orleans Saints tight end Alize Mack and running back Mike Weber.
The #Chiefs waived TE Alize Mack and RB Mike Weber to make room for the additions of DE Taco Charlton and QB Shea Patterson on the 90-man roster.— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) May 4, 2020
Earlier, the Chiefs had officially announced the signings of Charlton and Patterson, which had been reported over the weekend.
We have agreed to terms with DE Taco Charlton and QB Shea Patterson.— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) May 4, 2020
Mack, 23, played at Notre Dame and entered the NFL a year ago as a seventh-round pick for the New Orleans Saints. He didn’t make the it through the team’s final roster countdown, but was signed to their practice squad — only to be released before the end of September. He spent a couple of weeks on the Pittsburgh Steelers practice team and then joined the Chiefs’ taxi squad in early November. He was released in late November, but signed a reserve/futures contract with the Chiefs in January.
Weber, 22, has a similar story. An Ohio State Buckeye, he was drafted by the Cowboys in the seventh round of 2019. He also ended up on the team’s practice squad after final cutdowns, but stayed with the Cowboys all season before getting a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs in January.