According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, the Kansas City Chiefs have cut WR Mardy Gilyard.
#Chiefs have released WR Mardy Gilyard. Previously played for Rams, Eagles, Jets
— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) July 25, 2013
The Chiefs signed Gilyard in February.
This makes the fifth time Gilyard has been cut by an NFL team. He was drafted at the top of the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft (99th overall) by the St. Louis Rams. He hung around for the 2010 season but was cut after the last preseason game in 2011. He was then signed and cut by the Jets, Eagles and then the Jets again, before landing with the Chiefs and Andy Reid.
The Chiefs now have an open roster spot. Though Eric Fischer has yet to sign a contract, he is counted against the team’s roster number. That means the Chiefs aren’t cutting Gilyard to make room for Fischer but they could be cutting him to make room for someone else.
We wish the best to Mardy as he tries to catch on with another NFL team.
The Chiefs have confirmed the move.
CHIEFS WAIVE WIDE RECEIVER MARDY GILYARD
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has waived wide receiver Mardy Gilyard.
Gilyard (6-1, 187) joined the Chiefs on Feb. 12, 2013 after stints with the New York Jets (2011-12), Philadelphia Eagles (2012) and St. Louis Rams (2010-11). He owns eight receptions for 78 yards (9.8 avg.), two punt returns for 15 yards (7.5 avg.) and 16 kickoff returns for 356 yards (22.3 avg.). Gilyard originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round draft pick (99th overall) of St. Louis in 2010. He was released by the Rams on Sept. 3, 2011 and acquired by the Jets the following day for his first go-round with the club. After being released by the Jets on Sept. 10, 2011, Gilyard signed with Philadelphia on Jan. 6, 2012. He rejoined the Jets on Nov. 28, 2012 before being released on Dec. 24, 2012. Gilyard was an All-American receiver at the University of Cincinnati.