Several former members of the Kansas City Chiefs were among roster cuts announced on Friday, including Ron Parker.
On Friday, a lot of players will be celebrating the news that they’ve made the active roster of their respective football team and rightfully so. Many, many players have worked very hard to realize their dreams of playing in the National Football League, and making a roster is the reward for a young lifetime of hard work in many instances.
For dozens of players on each and every team, however, roster cuts are also a time to mourn with those who are seeing the door close on their respective dreams, at least at this juncture. While the best will keep their heads up knowing that opportunity could still arise at any time, it’s still a tough pill to swallow for anyone.
The Kansas City Chiefs will make plenty of cuts of their own—37 of them, actually— but those aren’t the only familiar faces we’ll see listed on the league’s transaction wire. Several former Chiefs are already coming up as players who have been cut and are now left searching for work on the eve of another regular season.
Keep up with the list here as we continue to update this list of former Chiefs who were released at roster cuts in 2018.
David King entered the NFL as the seventh round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 and has beaten the odds to carve out a longer-than-average career in the league with myriad teams along the way. The Chiefs claimed him on waivers from the Seattle Seahawks in 2015 and kept him around until the eve of last year when Brett Veach traded him to Tennessee for a 7th round pick. That pick was packaged to move up and select Kahlil McKenzie in this year’s sixth round.