Two former members of the Kansas City Chiefs who were waived at the 53-man roster deadline Tuesday were successfully claimed on Wednesday — cornerback BoPete Keyes and defensive end Tim Ward.
NFL Network’s Tom Pellissero tweeted out the full list of successful claims:
Waiver claims! pic.twitter.com/9xC3GErD8K— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 1, 2021
Keyes is now a member of the Indianapolis Colts, and Ward is now a member of the New York Jets. The Chiefs had no reported successful claims.
Keyes, 23, was the No. 237th overall pick for the Chiefs in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Kansas City was done picking in that draft before trading with the Tennessee Titans to get back in and take Keyes out of Tulane University. Keyes had just 11 defensive snaps for the Chiefs in 2020 before starting Week 17 against the Los Angeles Chargers. Chris Lammons edged him out for the sixth and final cornerback spot on the initial roster.
Ward, 24, began his NFL career as an undrafted free agent with the Chiefs in 2019. The Chiefs brought Ward aboard with 2020 in mind, given that he had torn his ACL at Old Dominion that November. Like Keyes, Ward saw all of his 2020 defensive snaps in the Chiefs’ final game as they were resting their starters. Ward had 3.0 sacks for the Chiefs this preseason — which likely caught the Jets’ attention.
The Chiefs don’t play either team in the regular season but could see their former players in the AFC playoffs.