Kansas City Chiefs claim center Jack Allen from Chicago Bears, waive Tejan Koroma
The Kansas City Chiefs have swapped out back-up centers with the claim of Jack Allen on waivers from the Bears and the release of Tejan Koroma.
The Kansas City Chiefs have claimed 25-year-old center Jack Allen off of waivers from the Chicago Bears, as reported by Field Yates.
The claim for Allen will keep the Chiefs at the 90-man roster limit since they also made a corresponding move by waiving center Tejan Koroma with an injury designation. Koroma was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Brigham Young University and was recently listed with the second team behind Mitch Morse.. He was also getting 2nd and 3rd team reps at the position in training camp. If Koroma clears waivers, which he likely will, he could end up back with the Chiefs on the team’s injured reserve.
Allen is a center out of Michigan State, a 1st-Team All Big Ten as well as a 1st-Team All-American who made 47 starts for the Spartans. He was an undrafted free agent himself in 2016 and was originally claimed by the New Orleans Saints. He spent the 2016 and 2017 season with the New Orleans Saints on and off the practice squad and active roster. He ended his tenure with the Saints on injured reserve before being released earlier this year.
The Bears signed Allen, who stands at 6’2, 296 pounds, only nine days ago before releasing him on Saturday. The Chiefs claimed him off waivers on Sunday, giving them another camp body who can play along the interior with plenty of college and even pro experience.