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Chiefs release guard Ben Grubbs with failed physical

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Just a year after trading for Ben Grubbs and giving him a new four-year deal, the Kansas City Chiefs are parting ways with the veteran guard.

According to Howard Balzer of the Sports Xchange, the Chiefs released Grubbs on Wednesday with a failed physical designation.

Grubbs played in just seven games for the Chiefs before landing on injured reserve with a neck injury.

The Chiefs replaced Grubbs at left guard with Jeff Allen and Zach Fulton for the remainder of the season. But Allen signed with the Houston Texans on Wednesday, leaving the Chiefs with one fewer option to potentially replace Grubbs this season.

Fulton and Jah Reid would be potentially replacements already on the Kansas City roster.

Grubbs turns 32 on Thursday. He could still see interest on the market from line-needy teams if he can move beyond the neck injury that ended his 2015 season.

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6 Responses to “Chiefs release guard Ben Grubbs with failed physical”
  1. noteamforlosangeles says: Mar 10, 2016 4:58 AM

    Buffalo on line 1…

  2. kcflake says: Mar 10, 2016 5:37 AM

    I was excited when we traded for Grubbs last year. What a let down.

  3. doubleogator says: Mar 10, 2016 8:57 AM

    Wow the Saints finally made a good move…

  4. jjackwagon says: Mar 10, 2016 9:00 AM

    To Saints fans everywhere…you were right.

  5. hoops737 says: Mar 10, 2016 9:45 AM

    Glad the Saints cut this guy loose, declining player and we saw it from a mile away

    LeCharles Bentley and Kyle Turley (Both before Brees I believe)
    Ben Grubbs
    Carl Nicks
    Jermon Bushrod
    Charles Brown
    Jamaal Brown
    Brian De La Puente

    All players we wisely let loose. Drew makes the offense go. The last O-Lineman we let go that I wanted to keep was Willie Roaf

  6. racyman57 says: Mar 10, 2016 9:36 PM

    Jah Reid showed some real potential last season and he may be able to be the full time starter. Fulton hopefully can become more consistent and also be an important part of the o-line.

    I don’t think that the loss of Jeff Allen is going to be devastating to the Chiefs offense. They have some depth that have shown promise and I’m pretty sure that with Jaye Howard signing, the o-line and cornerback will be the first positions addressed in the draft.

    I have allot of trust in Dorsey and Reid to keep this roster solid and to continue to add valuable depth at every position. They are thinking nothing but Superbowl, right now and they are close to getting there. I think that once again the Chiefs will be a team that is largely ignored, and will win the AFC West this year. In fact, I think the Raiders may now be the biggest threat to them, due to the instability at QB in Denver and also them losing some key defensive players.

    It’s damn fun to be a Chiefs fan again!

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