In an interesting move, the Kansas City Chiefs have decided to release Taco Charlton.
The Kansas City Chiefs have made the decision to move on from defensive end Taco Charlton. On Monday, the Chiefs announced on Twitter that they had waived or released five players as they work to get closer to the roster that they’ll have to start the 2021 season.
Unfortunately for him, Charlton’s name was the first on the list.
Charlton only spent a single season with the Kansas City Chiefs and he wasn’t necessarily all that productive a season ago, but seeing a fairly recent former first round pick cut from Kansas City’s roster is still odd.
Last year, Charlton played in a total of seven regular season games with the Kansas City Chiefs. During fairly limited playing time, he totaled seven combined tackles, a couple of sacks, and one forced fumble.
In the four years he’s spent in the NFL so far, Charlton has played in 44 regular season games and has racked up a total of 74 combined tackles, 11 sacks, and four forced fumbles.
Kansas City Chiefs: Taco Charlton among the five players who were waived or released by Kansas City on Monday
It’ll be intriguing to see where Charlton could end up after Kansas City. After being drafted by and subsequently let go from the Dallas Cowboys, he made his way to Miami, and then the Kansas City Chiefs.
The move is also intriguing when one considers how the Chiefs need some pass rushing help. Obviously they have someone else in mind for that role.
While his name was first on the tweet, Charlton wasn’t the only player who was released or waived by the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday.
According to the Chiefs, they also released defensive back Will Parks and offensive lineman Bryan Witzmann. Meanwhile, linebacker Riley Cole and quarterback Anthony Gordon were both waived Monday.