Taco Charlton’s stint with the Kansas City Chiefs came to a close on Monday afternoon.
The Kansas City Chiefs trimmed their roster to 80 players on Monday, and Charlton was one of the casualties. The former first-round pick is now a free agent with just over two weeks to go until the 2021 regular season commences.
Charlton had been with the Chiefs since May of 2020. In seven games with Kansas City, the former Michigan star had seven tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and one tackle for loss. His season ended prematurely because of a fractured ankle. It’s plausible he’s still recovering and that’s why the Chiefs elected to move on.
Most expect Charlton to land on an NFL roster before the 2021 season begins.
We have released the following players:
DE Taco Charlton
DB Will Parks
G Bryan Witzmann
We waived the following players:
LB Riley Cole
QB Anthony Gordon pic.twitter.com/eoLh8u74cU
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) August 23, 2021
NFL and Chiefs fans have sent in their reactions to the latest Taco Charlton news.
Here’s what one fan had to say:
“I can’t help but wonder if the Taco Charlton release has anything to do with injury,” one fan said. “I thought Taco had a legit chance to shine, but oh well.”
Andy Reid himself didn’t want to cut Charlton, but other players were performing better during preseason camp.
“Andy Reid said it was a tough decision to cut Taco Charlton, mentioning that younger defensive ends had performed better,” wrote Nate Taylor of The Athletic. “‘I hope he hooks on somewhere,’ Reid said of Charlton.”
Fans, for the most part, are pretty surprised the Chiefs moved on from Charlton.
Really surprised that we cut Taco Charlton. He just couldn’t get healthy unfortunately, also surprised that we let Will Parks go
— Chiefs talk (@Chiefstalk2) August 23, 2021
#Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said he believes DE Taco Charlton will continue to play in the NFL. Wishes he “hooks on” with another team, noted how young DE talent has been key in letting Charlton go.
— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) August 23, 2021
Andy Reid says Taco Charlton will play in the league but it didn’t work out in this case.
— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) August 23, 2021
Didn’t see Taco Charlton being released.
On the bright side that must speak to how the team feel about Reed & Ndadi in the middle letting Jones play outside a lot more. https://t.co/U9wKZoqICM
— Arrowheads Abroad (@KCChiefs_UK) August 23, 2021
Don’t expect Taco Charlton to be a free agent much longer. Teams are always in need of defensive lineman, and Charlton still has potential.
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