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 ChiefsDigest.com 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.

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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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