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Chiefs waive Jordan Ta’amu, release Bryan Witzmann

XFL: MAR 08 St. Louis BattleHawks at DC Defenders Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs made two other roster moves in addition to releasing tight end Sean Culkin on Monday, according to the NFL’s official transactions report. The Chiefs also waived quarterback Jordan Ta’amu and released offensive guard Bryan Witzmann.

Ta’amu, 23, has now been up and down several times with Kansas City after initially signing with the club in April of 2020. The Chiefs reportedly signed former SMU quarterback and undrafted free agent Shane Buechele — although they have not yet made that signing official. Quarterback Anthony Gordon is also on the roster behind Patrick Mahomes and Chad Henne.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid typically likes four rostered quarterbacks ahead of offseason work and training camp, leaving Ta’amu as the odd man out. Rookie minicamp begins for the Chiefs this weekend.

Witzmann, 30, had signed back with the Chiefs as a member of the practice squad in late October, appearing in one game via practice squad elevation — and totaling three special teams snaps. Witzmann spent 2016-17 with the Chiefs, including 13 starts at left guard in 2017. After his stint with Kansas City, Witzmann bounced around between five teams before landing back with the Chiefs.