Chiefs waive Rookie S Bradley McDougald, re-sign TE Kevin Brock
The 22-year-old McDougald spent training camp and preseason with the Chiefs, after he was initially picked up by the club as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Kansas this May. McDougald was released by the Chiefs in the final roster cuts, only to be re-signed by the team two days later. He was on the active roster for the Chiefs’ Week 2 game against the Dallas Cowboys, but did not record a snap. Now, McDougald has ended up being cut by the Chiefs a second time.
The next stop for him will be hitting the waiver wire; and then if no team claims McDougald, he will become eligible to sign with anyone. The Chiefs could still try to get McDougald back by signing him to their practice squad, should he clear waivers.
The 6-foot-1, 209-pound McDougald played in 47 games (33 starts) collegiately at the University of Kansas. McDougald amassed 194 tackles, 16 tackles for a loss, two sacks, three interceptions and three forced fumbles for the Jayhawks. He also caught 52 passes for 558 yards and one touchdowns, while running 31 yards on six carries at the University of Kansas.
Brock also spent training camp and preseason with the Kansas City Chiefs after initially joining the team this February. And much like McDougald, Brock was also cut as the Chiefs made an NFL-high seven waivers claims just before the start of the regular season.
But with their top two tight ends battling injuries, the Chiefs decided to shore up at the position. Tight ends are important in Andy Reid’s offense, and the Chiefs have an upcoming game against the Philadelphia Eagles this week. After spending the offseason with the Chiefs, Brock has familiarity with the playbook, which means his transition to the field will go easier as compared to new acquisition.
The 6-foot-5, 249-pound Brock previously also had stints in Buffalo (2011-12), Oakland (2010-11), Dallas (2010), Chicago (2009-10), Pittsburgh (2009) and with the New York Jets (2009). Brock originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers with the Carolina Panthers in 2009. For the majority of his NFL career, Brock has bounced around from one practice squad to another.
Brock also played two NFL regular season games, both for the Bills, recording two receptions for 27 yards.
Interestingly, the Chiefs did not call up tight end Demetrius Harris, a developmental player, from the practice squad. Both Brock and Harris were released by the Chiefs in the final cuts, but only Harris was brought back to the practice squad.