Chiefs Claim OT, Waive Becht

From the Truman Sports Complex

Just an hour after veteran TE Anthony Becht spoke to the media at length about how happy he was to be with the Chiefs, the team handed him walking papers.

Becht was released on Monday afternoon to make room for OT Steve Maneri, who was claimed on waivers from the New England Patriots.

And how about this for six degrees of separation – Maneri was on the waiver wire because the Patriots released him on Sunday when they signed former Chiefs G Brian Waters.

As the dominos fall, it may be just the first of several moves. With Becht off the roster, that leaves the team with just two tight ends – Leonard Pope and Jake O’Connell, and neither one is much of a receiving threat. There’s always a chance Becht will return.

The 6-6, 290-pound Maneri entered the league last season as an undrafted rookie free agent with Tennessee. He was released by the Titans and landed with the Patriots practice squad, where he spent 13 games. He was activated to the 53-man roster but was inactive for three games.

Maneri played his college football at Temple.

221 Responses to “Chiefs Claim OT, Waive Becht”

  • September 5, 2011  - Tenand6 says:

    Maneri may have played some TE in college. Not sure about in the NFL. I wonder if he will be used as a blocking TE. Will be interesting to see how he’s used in practice.

  • September 5, 2011  - MarkInTexas says:

    Maybe Cody Slate return?

  • September 5, 2011  - Chuck says:

    What we should have done is go out and get Igor Olshansky the big DT who was cut by the Cowboys. He’s only 29 and would be a great asset. I can remember when he was with the Chargers and played havoc with our Offensive Linemen.

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