Several former Chiefs lose jobs around the NFL with roster cuts
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs aren’t the only team losing 37 players. Several former Chiefs are also looking for work after roster cuts are made.
Brett Veach is hard at work figuring out how to best configure the Kansas City Chiefs roster for success in the coming year. That means saying goodbye to 37 players, at least, while figuring out what last-second additions might help the team win the most games over the next five months.
This means that fans are going to watch several players, including a few surprises, leave their favorite team. Every player eventually fades away, but it’s never easy over the course of a brutal weekend like this, and this summer will be no exception.
In addition, several former members of the Chiefs will also find the going tough in other places as they attempt to stretch their career. For some it will be the end of the line. Others will find meaningful work for at least another season—or at least an attempt to make it that long.
In the midst of nearly 1,200 players being released around the NFL, we’re trying our best to keep up with the familiar faces that have hit the transaction wire from other teams around the NFL.
The veteran cornerback has been in the league for 10 years, but lasted a single season with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2018. He provided some immediate relief at a thin cornerback position, but he was overtaken by the promise of rookie free agent Charvarius Ward down the stretch. By season’s end, it was clear he would not be back for another year. Now after a month with the Eagles, Scandrick is hoping for a last second Hail Mary from a new team.
When the Chiefs brought in offensive lineman J’Marcus Webb for a brief offseason in 2014 after a few years of starting for the Chicago Bears, it looked as if Webb simply wasn’t talented enough for a long career. His starting experience helped but he was in and out with K.C. in a very forgettable stint after also playing for the Minnesota Vikings. To his credit, Webb has gone on to play another few seasons and has 81 games of experience (65 starts). The Colts just released him but the state of special teams play around the NFL should give him another chance very quickly. Think Houston.
One of John Dorsey‘s draft picks and personal favorites was a very solid special teams player for the Chiefs after the team drafted him in 2015. He spent three seasons in K.C. as a rotational linebacker who could step in and start while contributing for Dave Toub’s units. Last season he landed in L.A. with the Rams and caught on in Jacksonville earlier this offseason. However, he was recently released with a slew of other vets.