With their top two tight ends injured, the Kansas City Chiefs waived safety Bradley McDougald to make room for free agent TE Kevin Brock.
Starting tight end Anthony Fasano was hobbled by an ankle injury during the Chiefs victory over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday and his backup, rookie Travis Kelce, has been dealing with a sore knee.
The Chiefs have a quick turnaround and need to know they can have two healthy tight ends. Instead of calling up Demetrius Harris, a developmental player from the practice squad, Kansas City decided to re-sign Brock. He made the initial 53-man roster, but was cut after the Chiefs made an NFL-high seven waiver claims.
McDougald was with the Chiefs in training camp as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas. He too made Andy Reid’s first 53-man roster and was cut to make room for the waiver claims. McDougald was re-signed when fellow-rookie safety Sanders Commings was placed on injured reserve.
Expect to see McDougald added to the Chiefs practice squad, or jump right back to the active roster once the tight end situation is settled.
McDougald made the Chiefs initial 53-man roster, but was a casualty of their seven waiver claims. He flashed plenty of potential throughout training camp and the preseason, making him a guy that could end up sticking beyond when Commings returns.