Chiefs activate Kolby Smith, release Bobby Engram

In a move that could spell the end of Bobby Engram’s 14-year NFL career, the Chiefs released the veteran wideout to make room for running back Kolby Smith. 

Smith is a third-year player with starting experience who spent the first eight weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list.  He should have a role Sunday against the Jaguars backing up Jamaal Charles and could be a key figure for the Chiefs if the team chooses to deactivate Larry Johnson down the stretch.

Engram was essentially pushed off the roster by Chris Chambers, who the Chiefs claimed on waivers this week.  The former Seahawk came to Kansas City to provide a veteran presence, but quickly lost his playing time to Bobby Wade.  He finishes with only five catches as a Chief.

While Engram won’t go down as an all-time great, he was one of the best slot receivers in the league for much of his career.  He caught 45 passes in a season eight times and ranked tenth among active players in receptions with 650.