Heralded 2017 undrafted free agent safety, Devin Chappell, has been waived by the Kansas City Chiefs, according to the NFL’s transaction report.
Chappell, a former Oregon State star, was waived by the team in June of 2017 with an injury designation and, after passing through the waiver process, he reverted to the Chiefs injured reserve for the 2017 season.
The Chiefs drafted Texas A&M safety Armani Watts in this year’s NFL draft, which may have caused a log-jam on the back-end of the depth chart at that position. Chappell projected as a strong safety in the NFL, but with the likes of Eric Berry, Daniel Sorensen, Robert Golden, Eric Murray, and Watts all projected to make the roster for this upcoming season, Chappell’s status would have been questionable either way.
The former Beaver has been known for aggressive tackling and forcing fumbles, so a team needing some added competition could have interest, but the Chiefs just weren’t that team.