With roster cuts due this Tuesday afternoon, the Kansas City Chiefs have made a tough decision regarding wide receiver Antonio Callaway.
According to NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero, the Chiefs have waived Callaway. This is yet another setback for Callaway, who has missed time over the past week because of a bone bruise.
Callaway was already buried on the depth chart to begin with, so an injury just derailed any chance he had of making the 53-man roster.
It’s unclear if Callaway will get picked up by another team before this weekend’s slate of preseason games. Although he has a ton of potential, there’s some baggage that comes with the Florida product.
In 2019, Callaway was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He was then waived by the Browns later that year because he showed up late to team meetings and had a pending 10-game suspension.
The Chiefs took a chance on Callaway because he can be a game-changer when he’s available, but this experiment has clearly run its course.
Roster moves coming fast as teams cut down to 85 by the 4 p.m. deadline: The #Chiefs waived/injured WR Antonio Callaway.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 17, 2021
Callaway, a former fourth-round pick, hasn’t seen much NFL action since being drafted in 2018.
During the 2018 season, Callaway had 43 receptions for 586 yards and five touchdowns. Maybe, just maybe, he’ll be able to replicate that production in the future.
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