Kansas City Chiefs cut Amerson, veterans as they reach 53-man limit

Ross Houston
September 2, 2018

A fourth-round pick of the Packers last season and a former standout for the Wisconsin Badgers, Biegel produced little as a rookie after missing all of training camp and was underwhelming for long stretches this summer.

The Chiefs released underperforming cornerback David Amerson, who signed a $2.25 million free-agent deal this past offseason, as they trimmed their roster to the NFL's 53-man limit Saturday.

Chad Henne, Matt McGloin and Chase Litton were all solid under center for Kansas City while Patrick Mahomes watched from the sideline.

Parker was cut by Kansas City in March, saving the club $5 million in cap space.

The Chiefs kept undrafted rookie Ben Niemann over Ukeme Eligwe at middle linebacker, even though Eligwe was a fifth-round pick previous year and started Week 17. Now, however, he's back for a reported sixth season, per Terez Paylor, who says he will re-sign with the Chiefs after all. With Demetrius Harris suspended for the first game, the team has opted to just go with two tight ends for the first game, keeping Alex Ellis over Amaro. On Friday, Veach traded the team's 2020 seventh-round draft pick to the Dolphins for safety Jordan Lucas, a third-year player. He'll earn far more than Brady, who's always been considered one of the NFL's biggest bargains, and Kellerman explained Thursday on ESPN's "First Take" why he believes that's completely justified. Both Eric Berry and Daniel Sorensen are listed on the active roster though dealing with injuries.

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers discussed a pair of innovative contract models before he put pen to paper on a mammoth four-year, $134-million extension.

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