The Chiefs have released guard Paul Fanaika, as Adam Caplan of ESPN.com tweets. As Adam Teicher of ESPN.com writes, it’s an interesting move for the team to make so close to the draft. The Chiefs could go with Zach Fulton and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif as their starting guards, but they now lack depth on the interior line. Fanaika spent one year with the Chiefs but he unfortunately spent that time on the IR.
According to a source who spoke with Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle (on Twitter), KC cut the veteran lineman after he refused to accept a pay cut. Efforts were made to get a new deal done, but Wilson writes that he was “firmly opposed.”
Here’s a rundown of today’s minor moves:
- The Browns withdrew their minimum tender offer to offensive lineman Darrian Miller, thereby withdrawing their rights to him, as Wilson tweets.
- The Eagles announced (on Twitter) that they have signed defensive tackle Mike Martin to a one-year pact. Martin worked out for Philly on Monday, according to Caplan (via Twitter).