Former Auburn WR Sammie Coates’ stay in Kansas City appears to be over.
Field Yates of ESPN reported Friday that Coates was cut by the Chiefs. He never played in a game for Kansas City, having signed with the club as a free agent in February.
Drafted in 2015, Coates began his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played for the Cleveland Browns in 2017 and for the Houston Texans last season. The Chiefs have been busy adding pass-catchers this offseason, including drafting former Georgia WR Mecole Hardman in Round 2. The release of Coates appears to be connected to the addition of former Valdosta State WR Jody Fortson, who will try to make the team as a tight end.
Coates is once again a free agent. He appeared in 12 games last season, logging one catch for 12 yards.
The Chiefs have cut WR Sammie Coates, per source.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 10, 2019