Chiefs Cut Mardy Gilyard

August 9, 2012; Philadelphia, PA USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Mardy Gilyard (19) and teammates wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) and long snapper Jon Dorenbos (46) watch replay on his 44-yard touchdown catch during the 3rd quarter of the game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Eagles defeated the Steelers, 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, the Kansas City Chiefs have cut WR Mardy Gilyard.

From Teicher:

 

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.

UPDATE:

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.

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs, Mardy Gilyard

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  • Lyle Graversen

    I saw on twitter that before cutting Gilyard KC was a little bit short on cap space for what Fisher’s expected cap hit will be. So even though they didn’t need the roster spot this could still be a move to get Fisher in camp.

  • Danny W

    I’m not gonna lie I had high hopes for this dude. Kinda sucks he’s gone. Heres to hoping Wylie will more than make up for it.

  • P Heitman

    Bummed about signing black only because I was hoping that the Gilyard cut meant we were pursuing Brandon Lloyd. Total conjecture and wishful thinking, and the Black signing stomped on my dream…Oh well…

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