Chiefs part ways with S Jimmy Wilson, LB Cameron Gordon

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Oct. 18, 2015; Green Bay, WI; San Diego Chargers safety Jimmy Wilson during pregame warm-up at Lambeau Field. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Oct. 18, 2015; Green Bay, WI; San Diego Chargers safety Jimmy Wilson during pregame warm-up at Lambeau Field. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Veteran safety Jimmy Wilson’s time with the Chiefs proved short.

The Chiefs on Tuesday announced the release of Wilson, who signed a one-year deal on April 1. Additionally, the Chiefs waived linebacker Cameron Gordon.

The 5-11, 205-pound Wilson, who turns 30 on July 30, filled a need at the time of his signing in light of the Chiefs losing Tyvon Branch to free agency and the retirement of Husain Abdullah. Kansas City also signed safety Stevie Brown on the same day as Wilson.

Wilson originally entered the league out of Montana in 2011 as a seventh-round pick of the Miami Dolphins, where he spent four seasons before signing a deal with the San Diego Chargers.

The 6-3, 240-pound Gordon signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on Jan. 5. He entered the league in 2014 as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan with the New England Patriots in 2014.

The moves come after the draft, where the Chiefs selected nine players, and could be designed to free roster space for potential signings of undrafted free agents before rookie minicamp, which occurs May 7-9.

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

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