Chiefs waive OL Tavon Rooks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs waived offensive lineman Tavon Rooks with a non-football illness designation, according to Friday’s NFL Transactions report.

Rooks suffered a heart attack during training camp last year, as first reported by and The Topeka Capital-Journal on Sept. 10.

The Chiefs originally waived Rooks on Sept. 1 with non-football illness designation, and then placed him on the NFI reserve list on Sept. 2 after he cleared waivers.

Rooks, who played collegiately at Kansas State, signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs on June 15.

He entered the league in 2014 as a sixth-round pick of the New Orleans Saints and spent time with the Arizona Cardinals in 2015 before joining the Chiefs.


Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for and The Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.