The Chiefs used their open spot on the 53-man active roster to claim G Hayworth Hicks on waivers from the New York Jets.
The 6-3, 336-pound Hayworth was released on Tuesday by the Jets, after spending three weeks on the New York 53-man roster where he did not suit up for any of those games. He was signed off the Indianapolis practice squad on November 7th. A native of Los Angeles he signed with the Colts back in April as an undrafted free agent. He went to training camp in Indianapolis before he was released on the final cut of the pre-season. The Colts then signed Hicks to their practice squad.
Hayworth was also claimed by Tampa Bay, but he was awarded to the Chiefs because of their inferior record currently compared to the Buccaneers. He played in 36 games with 24 starts at right guard for Iowa State, earning second-team Big 12 Conference honors.
There was a roster spot open for Hayworth because on Tuesday the Chiefs released LB Bryan Kehl. On Wednesday, Kehl was claimed by the Washington Redskins.