Chiefs release CB Chris Lammons from 53-man roster

The Kansas City Chiefs made an interesting roster move on Monday.

According to the NFL’s daily personnel notice, the Chiefs have released veteran CB Chris Lammons from the 53-man roster. Lammons’ 322 snaps on special teams during the season were the most by any player in Kansas City and just as recently as this past week, Lammons tied for the most snaps on special teams. 2022 marked Lammons’ third season with the Chiefs, with 42 game appearances, mostly playing special teams in that span.

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Lammons was wanted and charged in connection to the assault that took place involving New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara in Las Vegas last year. He still faces a suspension pending the results of that ordeal. He was not tendered an ERFA contract this offseason as result, but he eventually rejoined the team in after mandatory minicamp with a spot on the 90-man offseason roster. He earned a spot on the 53-man roster outright out of the preseason.

The team has not yet made a corresponding roster move, but this opens up a roster spot for them to bring back one of RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire or TE Jody Fortson from injured reserve for the AFC Championship Game. Both players have been designated to return, but neither has been activated to the 53-man roster. Considering that Lammons was mainly a special teamer, that might be a good sign for Fortson, who has played 181 special teams snaps so far this season.

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Story originally appeared on Chiefs Wire