Chiefs Cut Cameron Sheffield, According To Report

According to Aaron Wilson, the Kansas City Chiefs have cut linebacker Cameron Sheffield to make room for Tamba Hali on the active roster.

The Chiefs picked Sheffield in the 5th round of the 2010 NFL draft. The linebacker seriously injured his neck in a preseason game and missed the entire 2010 season. In early 2011 he saw significant playing time early on in the season but was not able to deliver. He was eventually replaced for good by Justin Houston.

Wow. I have to say I am shocked at this move. There are plenty of other candidates I’d rather see go, including Jake O’Connell and Jake O’Connell and maybe even Jake O’Connell.

This shows the Chiefs must not be thrilled with Sheffield’s development. To be fair, you can’t expect every fifth round pick to turn out to be Kendrick Lewis, but I think a lot of fans saw a lot of potential in Sheffield.

This just goes to show that even though we sometimes think we know what the Chiefs are thinking, we often have no clue.

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  • Arrowhead Adventurer

    Yes we never know what they have brewing, especially with Pioli steering the ship.

    • Patrick Allen


    • chiefridgy


      • Arrowhead Adventurer


    • PGA GM

      Is that a bad thing?

      • Arrowhead Adventurer

        I dont know actually.

  • PGA GM

    I had hopes for him but he just hasn’t steeped up.

    • calgary

      he got hurt in preseason but before he did he had a sack, almost two.

  • Chiefswatch

    too bad he wasnt a TE or RB he could ride out on the roster forever. Watch he goes to San Diego and starts like Gaither.

    • sidibe

      And then gets hurt again. And so it goes.

    • thabear04

      And dont play cause you got a bad back

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    I had high hopes for him.

  • Jim Harper

    I think they gave him every opportunity to shine this year, but I am with you guys. O’Connell brings very little to the table. Seems like a very odd move. Has anyone else out there been surprised by the pundits out there saying Cassel played very well? Several on ESPN and NFL network. I must be really out of touch.

    • KCMikeG

      Cassel only had ONE bad play – the 2nd int. Albert and Moeaki each own a turnover. Otherwise Cassel was toe-to-toe with Ryan into the 3rd quarter. Ryan only had 41 yards more than Cassel.
      Cassel lead the team, RUNS this offense reading defenses and making audibles producing multiple sustained drives. He threw well (63% completion w/o the 4 drops he would have been 75%! – Doesn’t get much better than that! Matt had an OVER 20 yard “in the air” TD that some on here claim he can’t do – YOU know who you are. He didn’t just throw a TD it was a perfectly positioned laser hitting Boss in the hands at full speed. Add in the scrambles – one for a TD and the perfect touch pass in between 2 leaping defenders to Breaston and most every other completion was on the money. There are other areas on this team to be concerned about than Cassel.

      • Spencer

        THANK YOU, also @ Jim, dude you are among of the majority of people who watch football, you dont watch it lol, you just see what happens at the end of the play rather then what everyone does during the play……..

      • chief

        agree. cassel looked amazing in the first half, in the second he forced a pass here or there, but still was an improved player. if they force some punts on the defensive side, and get better field position, its a totally different game. heck, with more time before half I think KC would have scored, possibly taking the lead.

  • Danny W

    I could have sworn he was more talented than Studebaker but obviously Romeo thought differently. I would of loved to see him play some for Belcher too because if the guy can play any at strong side linebacker and get to the quarterback you’ve got someone better than Belcher with more pass rush too. This is something the Giants would have done though you can’t expect KC to try anything creative like this.

  • Chiefsker16

    Are we forgetting that Hali and Flowers were out for this game?? If Hali played against the Falcons there would have been more pressure on Ryan and less on the linebackers trying to cover the middle (which was where a lot of Ryans passes were thrown). If we had flowers out there We would have had Routt on White and Flowers on Jones, granted there is no shutting those two down but that puts alot less pressure on Elam and Berry to try and help cover the outside guys. This week we have all are peices in place. If we struggle then there is defintly something wrong. If we can score 24 points we will be in 90% of the games we play. Atlanta is arguably a Super Bowl contender this year. Solid D with a Great QB.
    Oh and lets hope he doesnt turn out to be the next Jared Allen or Fujita, guys we decided to let go.