Chiefs re-sign LB Dezman Moses

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The roster spot freed up with the release of cornerback KeiVarae Russell did not stay open long, with the Chiefs re-signing linebacker Dezman Moses.

Aug. 18, 2015; St. Joseph, MO: Outside linebacker Dezman Moses (54) battles rookie tight end JJames O'Shaughnessy (80) during training camp. (Emily DeShazer/The Topeka Capital-Journal)

Aug. 18, 2015; St. Joseph, MO: Outside linebacker Dezman Moses (54) battles rookie tight end JJames O’Shaughnessy (80) during training camp. (Emily DeShazer/The Topeka Capital-Journal)

The team confirmed the tandem moves Wednesday morning.

The team released Moses four days ago to clear roster space for Eric Berry. The veteran safety’s roster exemption ended on Saturday before the season opener against the San Diego Chargers.

The Chiefs selected Russell with the 74th pick overall in the third round of this year’s draft.

Russell  played in each of the team’s four preseason games, mostly with the reserves late in the game. Russell picked up seven tackles with one pass defended. The team listed him inactive for the opener against the Chargers.

Moses played 26 games for the Chiefs since the team acquired him on waivers prior to the start of the 2013 season. 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. Moses played 26 games for the Chiefs over the past three seasons, making 11 tackles.

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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Matt Derrick is the lead beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com and the Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @MattDerrick.


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