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Andy Reid: Chiefs TE Sean McGrath will retire

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Sean McGrath, who led all Chiefs tight ends in receptions in 2013, has elected to retire, coach Andy Reid said Saturday, according to the Kansas City Star.

The 26-year-old McGrath appeared in all 16 games for Kansas City a season ago, catching 26 passes for 302 yards and two touchdowns. The Chiefs claimed him on waivers from Seattle on September 1, and he quickly became a contributor in the Kansas City offense, which had injury issues at tight end.

A Eastern Illinois and Henderson State product, McGrath signed with the Seahawks after the 2012 NFL Draft, and he appeared in two games for Seattle as a rookie.

If McGrath’s departure is permanent, the Chiefs will have just four tight ends on the roster: Anthony Fasano, Travis Kelce, Richard Gordon and Demetrius Harris.

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8 Responses to “Andy Reid: Chiefs TE Sean McGrath will retire”
  1. kcflake says: Jul 26, 2014 12:36 PM

    Thanks for tearing it up for the Chiefs last year McGrath. Best wishes for your future on Duck Dynasty. Lol

  2. klutch14u says: Jul 26, 2014 1:02 PM

    WHAT?

  3. bassplucker says: Jul 26, 2014 1:35 PM

    Well there goes my fantasy lineup…

    In a separate interview, brother Mark said he was “thrilled” with the decision and planned to offer Sean immediate employment as a bodyguard and stagehand.

  4. motherstrucker says: Jul 26, 2014 1:55 PM

    and one more sailor departs the sinking ship that is the kc chiefs.

  5. jjackwagon says: Jul 26, 2014 2:05 PM

    This guy has the heart that all players should have. He is still a better TE than will start for 20 teams this year.

  6. afcdomination says: Jul 26, 2014 3:15 PM

    he is not at all a better TE than those starting on 20 teams. can we stop making his 300 yard season out to be something it wasn’t. Alex Smith loves TE’s, and KC had it so bad last year where they only had Mcgrath healthy, and then some waiver wire pick up. and a couple times that waiver guy got hurt. it was all sean McGrath and if in a west coast alex smith offense your #1 who is a mediocre blocker puts up 300 yards, that isn’t a quality starter

    he was 4th on the depth chart. Harris and Kelce are playing very well in camp. Fasano is a better player when healthy. even Gordon is a pretty solid #4 who would have pushed mcgrath

  7. vols84 says: Jul 26, 2014 3:26 PM

    Is his beard retiring too?

  8. yyyass says: Jul 26, 2014 6:29 PM

    26?? Is he part dog?

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