KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs released linebacker Dezman Moses to reduce their roster to 53 players before Sunday’s season opener against San Diego.
The roster exemption for safety Eric Berry expired Saturday, requiring the Chiefs to make a move to clear space for the veteran safety. Berry reported to camp late following a holdout, allowing the Chiefs extra time before determining his availability for the beginning of the season.
The Chiefs acquired Moses in the “second draft” of the 2013. The team acquired seven new players on waivers less than a week before the beginning of the season.
Moses played 26 games for the Chiefs over the past three seasons, making 26 tackles. He spent the 2014 season on injured reserve after suffering an elbow injury during the preseason.
The veteran linebacker played in two preseason games for the Chiefs, starting the finale against Green Bay. He picked up five tackles in the preseason with a pass defended. He missed two games with a glute injury.
Kansas City waived Moses last year at the end of the preseason when they claimed tight end Brian Parker. Moses re-signed with the Chiefs three days later when the team placed guard Paul Fanaika on injured reserve.
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