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Chiefs cut a receiver, sign a familiar linebacker

Aug 11, 2015; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Adam Drake (14) catches a pass during the training camp at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots linebacker Ja'Gared Davis (53) against the Denver Broncos in the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 11, 2015; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Adam Drake (14) catches a pass during the training camp at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots linebacker Ja'Gared Davis (53) against the Denver Broncos in the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

General manager John Dorsey dropped a receiver he signed last week for some linebacking help.

It's hard to believe the move makes sense. Kansas City's once-thin receiving corps is now one of the deepest groups on the team.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs needed a healthy linebacker more than than they needed Drake. LBs Josh Mauga, DJ Alexander and Justin March are all injured, with healing 'backer James Michael-Johnson fresh off the injury list.

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Davis spent time on the Chiefs last season. The SMU product has bounced around since entering the NFL in 2013 as an undrafted rookie.

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