Chiefs Activate S Daniel Sorensen From IR, Waive OLB Nate Orchard

The Kansas City Chiefs announced Tuesday that they’ve activated S Daniel Sorensen from the injured reserve list and waived OLB Nate Orchard.

Sorensen was placed on injured reserve coming out of the preseason with a knee injury before recently being designated to return.

Sorensen, 28, wound up signing on with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Brigham Young back in May of 2014. He was unfortunately among their final roster cuts during his rookie season, but later signed on to their practice squad.

The Chiefs brought Sorensen back on a one-year, exclusive rights deal for the 2016 season before signing him to a four-year, $16 million contract last year.

In 2017, Sorensen appeared in 15 games for the Chiefs and recorded 89 tackles, 1.5 sacks, an interception, and six pass defenses.

Orchard, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Browns back in 2015. He was in the final year of his four-year, $4.466 million contract and set to make a base salary of $705,000 for the 2018 season when the Browns elected to cut him loose coming out of the preseason.

Orchard had a brief stint with the Bills this season before signing on with the Chiefs last month.

In 2018, Orchard has appeared in four games for the Bills and Chiefs and recorded four tackles, no sacks and a pass defense.

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