The Kansas City Chiefs have until Tuesday for their final cuts to a 53 man roster. They’re also releasing one of their quarterbacks before the deadline.
The Chiefs announced Saturday that they would be waiving five players and releasing five others. Dustin Crum, a rookie quarterback, was one of those who were waived.
After the 2022 NFL Draft, Crum was signed by the Chiefs as an undrafted agent free of Kent State. After a memorable season with the Golden Flashes in which he broke the school record for passing yards, and was awarded MAC MVP honours, Crum was now undrafted.
Crum’s impressive season earned him an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine. He impressed with his 4.75 40-yard dash. Crum would only be competing for third-string quarterback with Patrick Mahomes’ backup Chad Henne.
Other players who were released include Tayon Fleet Davis, running back, and wide receiver Aaron Parker. Mike Rose was also waived. Roderick Johnson, the offensive tackle, was also released by the team.
We have released T Roderick Johnson.
We have waived QB Dustin Crum, RB Tayon Fleet-Davis, WR Aaron Parker, and LB Mike Rose. pic.twitter.com/1wIJXnk7kc
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) August 27, 2022
With Patrick Mahomes their franchise quarterback, the Kansas City Chiefs have a pretty solid quarterback position. Chad Henne provides them with a backup quarterback while Shane Buechele, a second-year quarterback, is learning the system.
The Chiefs may not have any open roster spots for another quarterback for at least a few more years.
Dustin Crum will have to just hope that he is a waiver-wire pick for a final roster, or practice squad.