The Kansas City Chiefs have waived Rokevious Watkins and signed former Tennessee Titians tight end Adam Schiltz, according to multiple reports. Here is one of them.
The #Chiefs have waived Rokevious Watkins and signed TE Adam Schiltz, who was recently waived by Tennessee.
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) July 26, 2014
Once thought to be a competitor for the starting right guard job, Watkins fell out of favor quickly during the offseason. Watkins failed a drug test and was suspended four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, and then showed up to camp with back injury. The combination of the suspension, injury, and the Chiefs need to sift through their options throughout the offense line appears to have been enough to show Watkins the door.
Watikins was a fifth round pick the St. Louis Rams in 2012 but was with the team for only one season and played only one game. Time on the injured reserve list and showing up for camp out of shape two consecutive years was enough for the Rams to cut him last July. Kansas City picked him up on August 3rd, 2013 as a flier. It appears the flier hasn’t worked out.
Adam Schiltz, who played four years at Emporia State University, was waived by Tennessee on Friday. He’s considered more of a camp body than a guy who could actually compete to make the roster.
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