Chiefs Release Former Second-Round WR Following NFL Draft

The Chiefs officially released former second-round WR Anthony Miller
The Chiefs officially released former second-round WR Anthony Miller / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs officially released WR Anthony Miller over the weekend to make room for undrafted free agents in rookie minicamp, potentially signaling the end of the former second-round pick's NFL career.

Miller was drafted by the Bears at No. 51 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft and had a strong start to his career, catching seven TDs as a rookie. He's battled injuries over the last few seasons though and hasn't appeared in a game since 2021.

He joined the Chiefs midseason in 2023 but didn't do enough to earn snaps. He'll have an opportunity to sign with another team over the summer and try to revive a once-promising career.

Chiefs News: KC Releases WR Anthony Miller

It's not a great sign for Miller's prospects that he couldn't break out with the Chiefs, given Kansas City's well-known need for productive wide receivers.

After leaving the Bears, Miller had a cup of coffee with the Texans and Steelers before becoming a member of the Chiefs. He's not the only receiver the organization has taken steps to move on from in recent days, though this is not a shocking move by any stretch of the imagination.

We don't yet know if the Chiefs will add a veteran free agent prior to training camp. I'd expect the team to at least consider it as we wait to see what happens with a potential suspension for Rashee Rice. Kansas City is still heavy favorites to win the AFC, but I'd feel better about the team's chances with a stronger receiver group.

For now, they enter the year with Rice, first-round rookie Xavier Worthy, Marquise 'Hollywood' Brown, Justin Watson, Skyy Moore, and Kadarius Toney projected to get the majority of snaps. Miller was worth a flier at the time, though it's understandable why he couldn't break through with this unit.

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