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.