Chiefs news: The Danny Shelton experiment is over

The Kansas City Chiefs have decided to release Danny Shelton from the practice squad, as of Tuesday.
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The Kansas City Chiefs made a couple of minor moves to the roster on Tuesday, but in the process, they waved goodbye to a veteran who looked like a man reborn during the preseason.

Per NFL reporter Aaron Wilson, the Chiefs were able to welcome back recently released cornerback Darius Rush to the practice squad after he cleared waivers over the weekend. The downside of this is that the Chiefs have officially ended the Danny Shelton experiment, at least for now.

Shelton was a stout defensive tackle who the Chiefs carried on the practice squad in 2022. This preseason, Shelton showed up in much better shape and spoke about how watching the team win a Super Bowl without his direct contribution was motivational for him to earn his way onto the active roster. Late in the preseason, it even looked as if Shelton were in a position to make the team, but he was cut and then re-signed to the practice squad following the active roster cut deadline.

The Kansas City Chiefs have decided to release Danny Shelton from the practice squad, as of Tuesday.

Shelton, who is now in his ninth NFL season, will be looking to find a new place to play after beginning his career with the Cleveland Browns as a former first-round pick. After three years in Cleveland, Shelton has also played for the New England Patriots, New York Giants, and Detroit Lions.

As for Rush, he was a fifth-round pick of the Indianapolis Colts earlier this spring and was a surprise cut by the team coming out of the preseason. The Chiefs claimed him on waivers in order to secure his services, but recent roster needs cut him loose as well given the Chiefs depth in the secondary. At this point, Rush is now back with the Chiefs on the practice squad, but it would not be surprising to see another team claim him—especially Indianapolis—if injuries thin out the ranks.

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