Chiefs Already Moving on From One Rookie Signing

The Kansas City Chiefs have decided to part ways with a rookie they just recently signed.
Feb 27, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid during the NFL Scouting
Feb 27, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid during the NFL Scouting / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

One of the primary focuses for the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason has been improving their wide receiver corps. Despite signing Marquise Brown and drafting Xavier Worthy in the first round, however, they've continued to address this position.

On Tuesday, it was revealed the team is adding wideout Jaaron Hayek following a successful tryout at this past weekend's rookie minicamp.

Unfortunately, Hayek's arrival has meant bad news for another rookie receiver.

Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest reports WR Reggie Brown will be cut from the roster in order to free up room for Hayek. That marks an incredibly short tenure in KC for Brown, who was signed as a rookie free agent at the end of April after going undrafted.

Brown was an intriguing UDFA addition who could've emerged under different circumstances. He racked up 53 catches and 1,054 yards in 2023 for James Madison, which earned him an All-American Honorable Mention.

Brown's staggering 19.9 yards per reception in his final collegiate season showcased massive big-play potential at the next level to go along with his nice size at 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds.

However, the fact the Chiefs are moving on so quickly, and replacing him with a player at the same position, signals clear belief in Hayek being a better fit for this roster.

Still, Brown's journey from here is worth monitoring heading into training camp. If he turns out to prove Kansas City wrong, it'd be no surprise if the team considers a reunion to bolster this WR room, especially with the current uncertainty around second-year pro Rashee Rice.

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