Andy Reid: Chiefs TE Sean McGrath will retire

AP

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.