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Chiefs release long snapper signed on Monday

Drew Scott’s Chiefs career lasted only four days.

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According to the NFL transactions report, the Kansas City Chiefs have waived long snapper Drew Scott, who was only signed to the team in the past week.

The Chiefs announced Scott’s signing on Monday. It was confusing at first, since Kansas City has long depended on long snapper James Winchester to handle those special-teams duties.

But then we learned that Winchester had been added to the team’s Reserve/COVID list — meaning that the Chiefs were going to need a long snapper before training camp practices began on Wednesday. Otherwise, the remaining specialists were going to be idled as training camp began.

Winchester returned to practice on Friday, making Scott expendable. But it might not be the last time we hear his name.

As we told you on Monday, Scott — a 26-year-old who played for the Kansas State Wildcats from 2013 through 2017 — is a player to whom the Chiefs gave a workout at the end of the 2019 season. He also spent some time with the Las Vegas Raiders and Dallas Cowboys during their respective 2018 and 2019 training camps — but didn’t make it to either team’s regular-season roster.

Winchester, however, is now 31 — and his contract extends only through the coming season. Should the Chiefs decide to let him go in 2022, Scott could very well be a player who will compete to take the job.