Chiefs Activate CB Morris Claiborne, Release G Jeff Allen

     

The Chiefs announced on Thursday they have activated CB Morris Claiborne and released G Jeff Allen to clear space on the roster. 

Claiborne is set to make his Kansas City debut following a four-game suspension to start 2019.

Claiborne, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract with Dallas before returning to the team on a one-year, $3 million for the 2016 season.

Last year, Claiborne departed for a one-year contract worth $5 million with the Jets and re-signed with New York to another one-year, $7 million deal last year. He signed with the Chiefs in August to a one-year deal.

In 2018, Claiborne appeared in 15 and recorded 57 total tackles, two interceptions, 14 pass defenses, and scored one defensive touchdown.

Allen, 29, is a former second-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract in Kansas City before signing a four-year, $28 million contract that included $12 million guaranteed with the Texans back in 2016.

Allen had two years remaining on the agreement when the Texans waived him from the PUP list with an injury settlement in 2018. Allen re-signed with the Chiefs on a one-year deal in October and just recently returned to Kansas City a few weeks ago. 

In 2018, Allen appeared in 10 games for the Chiefs and started four. According to Pro Football Focus, he had a 56.5 grade on 224 snaps. 

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