KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs claimed inside linebacker Sam Barrington offensive tackle Bryan Witzmann on waivers Sunday, turning over two more roster spots as the team prepares to open the 2016 season.
The Chiefs waived inside linebacker Ramik Wilson and offensive lineman Jordan Devey to clear roster space for the waiver moves.
Green Bay drafted Barrington in the seventh round of 2013 draft. The 25-year-old inside linebacker has played in 22 games with eight starts over the past three seasons for the Packers. The 6-1, 240-pound Barrington has tallied 56 tackles with one sack in his career.
Barrington started three preseason games for the Packers this year, including Thursday’s game in Kansas City. He picked up five tackles in his three starts.
The fourth-year linebacker provides added experience for the Chiefs inside, who recently lost veteran Josh Mauga to season-ending injury. Justin March has yet to play a regular season game in the NFL
Wilson, a fourth-round draft pick last year from Georgia, played 11 games as a rookie with two starts, picking up 13 tackles.
The 26-year-old Witzmann spent training camp with the Dallas Cowboys. The 6-7, 320-pound tackle signed with Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2014 from South Dakota State and spent time last season on the New Orleans Saints practice squad.
Witzmann played mostly left tackle in college. He played in all four of the Cowboys’ preseason games, including starting the fourth game against the Texans.
The Chiefs acquired the 28-year-old Devey on waivers from San Francisco on May 9. Devey has 15 games played with nine starts in NFL carer that also includes stints with Baltimore and New England. He joined the league in 2013 as an undrafted free agent from Memphis.
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