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.