Kansas City Chiefs waive cornerback Ashton Lampkin
By Matt Conner
After a season and a half on the Kansas City Chiefs, Ashton Lampkin was released by the team to make room for linebacker Otha Peters.
The Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly placed cornerback Ashton Lampkin on waivers on Wednesday, as they continue to make minor moves and check out fringe roster players early in training camp.
Lampkin first joined the Chiefs after the 2017 NFL Draft, when the former Oklahoma State defensive back earned a spot on the team as an undrafted free agent along with his former teammate Jordan Sterns. Both players had been longtime Cowboy teammates in the secondary and joining the Chiefs together was a dream for both.
Lampkin spent all of last season on the injured reserve list after a torn ACL ended his bid to try to make the team. As a special teams ace and solid pass defender at Oklahoma State, Lampkin was hopeful to serve the Chiefs in the same way as a versatile player who could thrive under Dave Toub’s tutelage. Instead, he was forced to the side but was still able to spend the year with the team.
This offseason, Lampkin was still dealing with injury which made it hard for the Chiefs to sort out the defensive back position, which still has Sterns plus plenty of other roster hopefuls as the Chiefs sort out the mess after an offseason overhaul. The Chiefs traded away their best cornerback in Marcus Peters, brought in a rising young star in Kendall Fuller and basically told everyone else they could leave except Steven Nelson, who is entering a contract year.
Lampkin had 111 tackles, 5 interceptions and 12 passes defended during his Oklahoma State career.