Cory Geenwood Lands With Detroit Lions

Oct. 09, 2011; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Cory Greenwood (93) seen during warmups before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs cut a quartet of players earlier in the week and at least one of them has already found another job.

Linebacker Cory Geenwood has been claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions.

Geenwood is a former first-round pick (in the CFL Draft) and was mostly a special teams player for the Chiefs. He was with KC for three seasons.

It will be interesting to see if Greenwood can get a little more playing time in Detroit than he did in Kansas City. The Chiefs are actually pretty shallow as far as depth at the linebacker position goes so I am not sure why they decided to get rid of Greenwood. Then again, Greenwood played only 51 snaps for the Chiefs last season and though it was a very small sample size, Pro Football Focus graded him a -2.4 overall with a -1.3 run defense grade and a -1.1 pass coverage mark. If I had to guess, I’d say Chiefs GM John Dorsey reviewed all of Greenwood’s tape and decided he wasn’t making enough progress to bother keeping around.

For more on the Lions, you can check out FanSided’s excellent Detroit site Side Lion Report.

What do you think Addicts? Should the Chiefs have held on to Greenwood?

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs

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  • Alex Greenwood

    Yes. It’s always good to have a Greenwood around.

  • Canad-Ian

    Damn. I was hoping to watch him wreak havoc on the CFL next year.

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