Chiefs Activate LB Justin March-Lillard From I.R. & Waive DL David King


The Kansas City Chiefs announced Friday that they’ve officially activated LB Justin March-Lillard from injured reserve and placed DL David King on waivers.

March-Lillard, 23, wound up signing a three-year, $1.585 million contract with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Akron back in May of last year. He has managed to make the 53-man roster in each of his first two years in the NFL.

He stands to make base salaries of $525,000 and $615,000 over the remainder of the contract.

The Chiefs somewhat surprisingly designated March-Lillard as their player to return from injured reserve last week, which officially ended RB Jamaal Charles‘ 2016 season.

In 2016, March-Lillard has appeared in five games and recorded 22 tackles, no sacks, and two pass defenses for the Chiefs before he was placed on injured reserve.

King, 27, is a former seventh-round pick of the Eagles back in 2013. He lasted just a few months in Philadelphia before he was waived at the start of the 2013 season. After brief stints with the Bengals and Seahawks, the Chiefs claimed him off of waivers back in November of last year and later brought him back on an exclusive rights contract.

King was unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason but was later signed to their practice squad and eventually promoted to the active roster. The Chiefs elected to cut him loose shortly after and re-signed him to their practice squad before calling him up a few weeks ago.

In 2016, King has been active for two games but has yet to record a statistic.

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