Algernon Brown

Chiefs Cut Down To Final 53

In addition to David Amerson, the Chiefs will release longtime depth cog Frank Zombo.

The outside linebacker’s been in Kansas City since the Andy Reid regime began in 2013. He started 11 games in 2016, when Justin Houston missed most of the season with knee trouble, but will not be part of the 2018 team. The Chiefs drafted Breeland Speaks in the second round and plan to use 2017 second-rounder Tanoh Kpassagnon more extensively than they did last season.

Here’s the full list of players who won’t be on Kansas City’s initial 53-man roster.

Released:

Waived:

Placed on IR:

Suspended:

More Minor NFL Transactions: 6/14/18

Another round of minor moves from this evening:

Denver Broncos

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

New Orleans Saints

Minor NFL Transactions: 8/13/17

Today’s minor moves:

Chicago Bears

Green Bay Packers

  • Claimed off waivers: DL Shaneil Jenkins
  • Waived/injured: TE Beau Sandland

Houston Texans

Los Angeles Chargers

New Orleans Saints

New York Jets

Philadelphia Eagles

San Francisco 49ers

  • Waived: OL Richard Levy

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Washington Redskins

Jets Waive Bruce Ellington

Bruce Ellington‘s Jets stay didn’t last through the weekend. The Jets waived the wide receiver with an injury designation, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News tweets.

The Jets claimed Ellington off waivers from the 49ers on Friday. A day later, they’re moving on. Gang Green signed fullback Algernon Brown to fill Ellington’s shortlived roster spot.

Ellington served mostly as a return specialist for the 49ers, although he did factor in on the 2014 and ’15 teams’ receiver equations as a reserve component. However, a severe hamstring injury ended Ellington’s 2016 season before it began.

It’s unclear at this time if the 25-year-old wideout is still struggling with the hamstring malady or if another injury caused him to fail a physical. The 2014 fourth-round pick played in 13 games in each of his first two seasons in San Francisco.

Brown initially signed with the Seahawks in May as a UDFA, but Seattle cut the BYU product last weekend.

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