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Transaction roundup: Lovett, McCoy find new teams; Chiefs cut reserve safety

The Packers picked up the H-back and the Buccaneers signed the veteran running back — while the Chiefs waived safety Andrew Soroh.

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The day after the Kansas City Chiefs waived six players to get their active roster down to 80, they made another roster move — this time releasing former Florida Athletic University safety Andrew Soroh.

Meanwhile, H-back John Lovett — one of the players the Chiefs waived on Wednesday — has been picked up by the Green Bay Packers. And a report from ESPN insider Adam Schefter revealed that another former Chiefs player has been signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Both Soroh and Lovett had been signed to the team as undrafted free agents in 2019. Soroh didn’t make the final roster, while Lovett spent the season on injured reserve. Following his release from the Buffalo Bills, LeSean McCoy was signed to the Chiefs just after last season’s final cutdown; after the team’s Super Bowl LIV victory, the Chiefs allowed him to walk in free agency.

Soroh ended up with the XFL’s New York Guardians — and apparently knew he was headed to the Chiefs right after the NFL draft in April. But he wasn’t signed to the team until they released wide receiver Felton Davis in early June.

Lovett — for whom the Chiefs had high hopes as a verastile hybrid fullback and tight end during the 2019 offseason — had been predicted by many to make the final roster in 2020. But as it turned out, the Chiefs apparently felt there wasn’t room on their 80-man roster for the former Princeton quarterback.

McCoy started nine games during the Chiefs’ championship season, scoring six touchdowns while gaining 646 yards from scrimmage. But the typically-surehanded 10-year veteran running back also accumulated three fumbles along the way, falling out of favor by season’s end; he had only one snap during the team’s postseason run.

The Chiefs’ roster now stands at 79 players. Expect them to pick up another player soon.

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