KANSAS CITY, Mo – The Chiefs had to make room on the roster with Monday’s signing of offensive lineman Tavon Rooks.
And the team accomplished the mission Tuesday morning by announcing the waiving of wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers and offensive tackle Kelvin Palmer.
The moves put the Chiefs’ offseason roster at 89 players, leaving one available spot to reach the league maximum of 90.
The 6-3, 215-pound Rogers signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on Jan. 8. Rogers originally entered the league in 2013 as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee Tech with the Buffalo Bills, and spent that season with the Indianapolis Colts.
Rogers recently pleaded guilty on May 18 for a DUI incident that occurred in September 2014 while he was a member of the Colts.
The Chiefs enter minicamp with 11 wide receivers on the roster following the release of Rogers.
The 6-3, 205-pound Palmer joined the Chiefs on May 19 following a successful tryout during rookie minicamp.
Palmer originally entered the league in 2013 as an undrafted free agent out of Baylor with the Arizona Cardinals.
The Chiefs have 15 offensive linemen on the roster.