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Chiefs cut ties with four injured players

From the Chiefs’ injured reserve to the open market.

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Four transactions involving injured Kansas City Chiefs players came through in Thursday’s official NFL transactions report. All four of the players had been on the team’s Reserve/Injured list.

First, the team waived tight end Evan Bayliss (partially guaranteed contract) and wide receiver Antonio Callaway with injury settlements, which will make them free agents should they clear waivers.

Baylis, 27, is a former 2017 undrafted free agent who has had a limited number of offensive snaps in his career. Baylis was most recently a member of the Arizona Cardinals, who used him in five games this past season before demoting him to the practice squad. He suffered an ankle injury during training camp.

Callaway, 24, who entered the league as a fourth-round pick by the Cleveland Browns in the 2018 NFL Draft, was signed by the Chiefs to a reserve/futures deal in early 2021. Originally thought to be a training camp dark horse, Callaway’s camp ended early due to a knee injury.

The team also terminated the contracts of running back Elijah McGuire and wide receiver Chad Williams with injury settlements, making them free agents.

Since 2017, McGuire, 27, has played in 24 games, compiling 961 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns. McGuire injured his ankle in the Chiefs’ preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Williams, 26, spent time on the Chiefs’ practice squad last season following stints with the Arizona Cardinals — who drafted him in 2017’s third round — and the Indianapolis Colts. He injured his groin during training camp.