Chiefs Reportedly Release Dual-Threat RB Following Mecole Hardman News

Mecole Hardman re-signed with the Chiefs on Thursday with a one-year deal
Mecole Hardman re-signed with the Chiefs on Thursday with a one-year deal / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs made a corresponding roster move on Thursday after re-signing veteran WR Mecole Hardman to a one-year deal. Following Hardman's acquisition, the Chiefs reportedly waived RB Hassan Hall.

Originally a 2023 undrafted rookie, Hall was a dual-threat back for Georgia Tech in 2022 after spending the first four years of his career at Louisville.

He wasn't expected to be a fixture in Kansas City's backfield rotation and will now hope to find work with another team.

Chiefs News: KC Releases RB Hassan Hall

Hall was signed by the Cleveland Browns following the 2023 NFL Draft and spent time with the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals before joining Kansas City in January. He amassed 686 yards from scrimmage as a Yellowjacket in 2023, averaging 4.8 yards per touch.

What player will take over the vacant Jerick McKinnon role remains a question for the two-time defending champions approaching mandatory minicamp. Isiah Pacheco and Clyde Edwards-Helaire will be the top two players on the depth chart, though not much is certain after that.

Undrafted rookies like Emani Bailey or Carson Steele could earn roles, while several intriguing free agents remain available as well.

Kansas City will conclude optional OTAs this week before holding minicamp June 11-13. The organization hopes to become the first in NFL history to win three consecutive Super Bowls, making every roster spot precious. While Hall didn't play in a game with the Chiefs, his dual-threat skillset was similar to McKinnon's if maximized.

We'll see who earns the job this summer, though it sounds like the team is getting closer to finding its third running back.

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