Kansas City Chiefs cut Shaq Richardson


On Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs announced they have released cornerback Shaquille Richardson, per the team’s official Twitter page. Richardson was singed in February with the expectation of competing in training camp for a spot alongside Sean Smith, Marcus Cooper, Phillip Gaines and Jamell Fleming.

Richardson was originally a fifth-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers last May, but was released after reaching an injury settlement with the team. Richardson has adequate size, coming out of the University of Arizona at 6’0 and 194 pounds. As a senior in 2013, Richardson started all 13 games and nabbed three interceptions.

This move comes as a slight surprise, although not with much impact. Richardson plays at a position where the Chiefs do not have much depth, especially with last year’s starting slot corner, Chris Owens, still on the free-agent market. With Richardson out of the picture, Kansas City will be even more focused on adding some help in the secondary.