Chiefs Cut Chris Terry
Dilip Vishwanat - Getty
Dilip Vishwanat - Getty
Staff
Posted Dec 16, 2007


According to reports, the Kansas City Chiefs are cutting ties with right tackle Chris Terry. A second-round pick in the 1999 draft, Terry is being released after a season and a half with the Chiefs.

Originally drafted by the Carolina Panthers, Terry briefly played for the Seattle Seahawks before signing with the Chiefs halfway through the 2006 season. He was expected to be a strong competitor for Kansas City’s right tackle spot and received an opportunity to win the job in training camp, but could never get a firm grasp on the position.

Veteran Kyle Turley entered the season as the starter instead. This season, according to stats.com, Terry allowed seven sacks in 11 games, and was penalized six times, including five false starts.

This is likely the beginning of a projected shakeup of a Chiefs offensive line that has struggled all season long. Kansas City’s offensive attack has been hobbled by the line’s inability to open holes in the running game or protect the passer.

Terry’s release gives the Chiefs an opportunity to get a good look at up and down prospect Will Svitek, who has played at left tackle mostly but will start on the right side against the Tennessee Titans today.


Related Stories
Making Chicken Salad
 -by WarpaintIllustrated.com  Dec 15, 2007
NFL's Hot & Cold Stats Through Week 14
 -by ScoutNFLNetwork.com  Dec 15, 2007
Five To Watch: Chiefs vs Titans
 -by WarpaintIllustrated.com  Dec 14, 2007

MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Subscribe today and get a full year of Warpaint Illustrated Magazine with an annual Total Access Pass.
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from WarpaintIllustrated.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
OT Chris Terry (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Georgia > Alumni
Football > Jean Ribault HS > Alumni
Football > Kansas City
[View My HotList]