Chiefs waive LS Brandon Hartson; TE Sean McGrath clears waivers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs waived long snapper Brandon Hartson, according to Thursday’s NFL Transaction report.

The 6-2, 238-pound Hartson signed a reserve/future contract on Dec. 31, 2014. He entered the league in 2013 out of Houston as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears, and spent 2014 training camp with the Bears.

Hartson was set to battle against James Winchester and Jorgen Hus for the long snapper position before Thursday’s transaction.

The long snapper position was left vacant by Thomas Gafford, who played seven seasons for the Chiefs before he left via free agency. Gafford eventually signed with the Bears on March 18.

Meanwhile, former Chiefs tight end Sean Mcgrath cleared waivers and is now free to sign with another team.

The Chiefs on Wednesday activated McGrath from the reserve/did not report list, and then waived him.

McGrath took to Twitter two days before the Chiefs waived him:

The 6-5, 247-pound McGrath retired before the start of 2014 training camp based on a loss of playing spark, as previously reported by on July 29, 2014.

McGrath, a native of Mundelein, Ill., entered the league in 2012 as an undrafted free agent out of Henderson State with the Seattle Seahawks.

The Chiefs claimed McGrath off waivers from the Seahawks on Sept. 1, 2013. He appeared in 16 games with nine starts for the Chiefs in 2013, totaling 26 catches for 302 yards and two touchdowns.