Kansas City Chiefs defensive back KeiVarae Russell defends tight end Ross Travis at the NFL football team's training camp Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, in St. Joseph, Mo. (Jessica A. Stewart/The St. Joseph News-Press via AP)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs have released third-round pick KeiVarae Russell and brought back linebacker Dezman Moses in a surprise move just one week into the regular season.
Russell, a cornerback, had been passed over by sixth-round pick D.J. White and recent acquisition Kenneth Acker on the depth chart. Russell was the Chiefs' second player chosen in the April draft.
The move Wednesday was likely made to shore up special teams, though it was unexpected given the high draft pick the Chiefs used on the former Notre Dame standout.
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Moses was cut last week when the Chiefs needed to reach the NFL's 53-man roster limit.
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