Chiefs Announce Roster Transactions

By: Chiefs, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
By: Chiefs, posted by Kinch O'Kelley

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced several roster transactions on Sunday including the claiming of seven players off waivers: CB Marcus Cooper, WR Chad Hall, DT Jaye Howard, TE Sean McGrath, LB James-Michael Johnson, LB Dezman Moses and CB Ron Parker.

Additionally, the team has waived/released the following six players: TE Kevin Brock, CB Jalil Brown, LB Zac Diles, S Bradley McDougald, DT Jerrell Powe and WR Devon Wylie.

Cooper (6-2, 192) originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft pick (252nd overall) of the San Francisco 49ers in the 2013 NFL Draft. He played collegiately at Rutgers where he saw action in 30 games, recording 46 tackles, one fumble recovery and three passes defensed. Cooper also saw time as a receiver and on the school’s special teams units. He prepped at Bloomfield High School in Bloomfield, Conn.

Hall (5-8, 187) has appeared in 15 games (one start) in two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (2010-11), recording 14 receptions for 135 yards (9.6 avg.) with two touchdowns and adding 12 carries for 42 yards (3.5 avg.). He has returned 10 punts for 107 yards (10.7 avg.) and six kickoffs for 108 yards (18.0 avg.). He spent portions of the 2012 season on the San Francisco practice squad and went to training camp in 2013 with 49ers before being released. He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Eagles in 2010. Hall was a three-year letterman at the Air Force Academy and prepped at Wesleyan School in Norcross, Ga.

Howard (6-3, 301) played in two contests his rookie season with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012. He originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round selection (114th overall) of the Seahawks in the 2012 NFL Draft. Howard played collegiately at Florida where he saw action in 45 games (25 starts), collecting 131 tackles (80 solo), 25.5 tackles for loss, 11.0 sacks, two pass breakups and three fumble recoveries. He prepped at Jones High School in Orlando, Fla.

Johnson (6-1, 240) appeared in 10 games (eight starts) for the Cleveland Browns in 2012, recording 32 tackles (17 solo) and three special teams stops before being placed on injured reserve with an oblique injury. He originally entered the league as a fourth-round draft pick (120th overall) of the Cleveland Browns in the 2012 NFL Draft out of Nevada. At Nevada, he started 50 of the 54 games he played in. A native of Fairfield, Calif., Johnson prepped at Rodriguez High School.

McGrath (6-5, 247) played in two games his rookie season with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012. He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Seattle in 2012. He spent the majority of the 2012 season on the Seahawks practice squad roster. McGrath played collegiately at Henderson State (2010-11) and Eastern Illinois (2008) seeing action in 29 career games, tallying 89 catches for 1,018 yards (11.4 avg.) with seven touchdowns. He prepped at Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein, Ill.

Moses (6-2, 249) played in all 16 games (six starts) for the Green Bay Packers in 2012, registering 24 tackles (12 solo), 4.0 sacks (-10.0 yards), two passes defensed and one forced fumble. He played in two postseason games (one start) with the Packers, recording six tackles and one fumble recovery. He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Green Bay in 2012. He played his final two years of collegiate football at Tulane after beginning his career at the University of Iowa. A native of Mount Holly, N.J., Moses prepped at Willingboro (N.J.) High School.

Parker (6-0, 206) has played in 10 games in two NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks (2011, 2012), Oakland Raiders (2011) and Carolina Panthers (2012). He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Seahawks in 2011. Parker attended Newberry College, where he notched 178 tackles, 11 interceptions, 11 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He prepped at Beaufort High School in Beaufort, S.C.

Below are the roster moves that took place:

PLAYERS CLAIMED
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. College
Marcus Cooper CB 6-2 192 Rutgers
Chad Hall WR 5-8 187 Air Force
Jaye Howard DT 6-3 301 Florida
James-Michael Johnson LB 6-1 240 Nevada
Sean McGrath TE 6-5 247 Henderson State
Dezman Moses LB 6-2 249 Tulane
Ron Parker CB 6-0 206 Newberry

PLAYERS WAIVED/RELEASED
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. College
Kevin Brock TE 6-5 249 Rutgers
Jalil Brown CB 6-1 204 Colorado
Zac Diles LB 6-2 245 Kansas State
Bradley McDougald S 6-1 209 Kansas
Jerrell Powe DT 6-2 331 Mississippi
Devon Wylie WR 5-9 187 Fresno State


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