Chiefs waive DT Cortez Broughton with failed physical designation

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The Kansas City Chiefs have waived DT Cortez Broughton from the 90-man offseason roster with a failed physical designation.

Broughton, 25, was signed to the Chiefs’ practice squad ahead of the 2021 NFL season. He spent the entire season on the practice squad and was even protected ahead of the team’s Week 15 game against his former team, the Los Angeles Chargers, who selected him in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL draft. He was protected that week due to Chris Jones going on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Broughton was actually featured in Season 1 of “The Franchise” before he was a member of the team. Chiefs GM Brett Veach and his staff spent some time reviewing his college tape during the second episode.

On Tuesday, the team placed Broughton on the active/PUP list, but his stay there was clearly intended to be brief. The failed physical designation simply means Broughton was not healthy or fit enough to pass the team’s physical or conditioning test. This designation is often used so teams can avoid paying out injury settlements.

Broughton’s roster spot was filled by former Cowboys DE Azur Kamara, who was officially signed on July 27th per the league’s personnel notice.

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