The Chiefs might have saved Tavon Rooks’s life last summer. But they’re not going to keep him on the payroll.
According to the league’s daily transaction notice, the Chiefs have waived the second-year tackle with a non-football illness designation.
Last summer, Rooks suffered a heart attack during a training camp practice, and credited the team’s medical and training staff with keeping him alive at a time when he considered pushing through the pain because he was trying to make the team.
The team took care of his medical bills last year when he was hospitalized. But while his football career’s over, the former Saints draft pick said then he was grateful to simply be alive for his daughter.