The Chiefs made it official on Monday, announcing the signing of LB Zach Thomas.
No details of the contract were provided for Thomas.
In another move that would have to rank as a surprise, the Chiefs released WR Will Franklin.Â He becomes the second member of the Chiefs 2008 class of 12 draft picks to be released.Â Franklin was a fourth-round selection, the 105th player selected overall in the ’08 Draft out of Missouri.Â He appeared in 13 games last year, starting against San Diego in Arrowhead Stadium when the team opened with three wide receivers.
Franklin caughtÂ seven passes for 83 yardsÂ and he returned one kickoff for 16 yards.Â He had a 42-yard catch against New Orleans.
He joins seventh-round selectionÂ TE Michael Merritt on the waiver wire.Â Merritt was released earlier this year after he was arrested in Orlando.