ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The Chiefs on Saturday announced three transactions.
The team placed tight end Sean McGrath on the reserve/did not report list and waived offensive lineman Rokevious Watkins.
McGrath was present Wednesday when the veterans reported for training camp, but did not practice Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Coach Andy Reid told reporters during his Saturday post-practice media session McGrath told the team he was retiring.
“That’s what we’ve been told by him and I wish him the best,” Reid said. “He’s a good kid and it was a personal decision he made.”
Meanwhile, the Chiefs initially placed Watkins on the non-football injury list with a back injury on the first day of training camp.
Watkins, who was facing a four-game suspension to start the season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, wasn’t present for any of the team’s last three days of practice.
To replace McGrath, the Chiefs claimed tight end Adam Schiltz off waivers from the Tennessee Titans.
Schiltz, 24, entered the league in 2013 as an undrafted free agent out of Emporia State with the Houston Texans. He measures 6-4, 245 pounds.
The Chiefs currently have 89 players on the roster, one shy of the league maximum of 90.