Well, looks like someone else wants to give Jordan Devey an opportunity. The San Francisco 49ers waived the guard last week, and the Kansas City Chiefs have claimed him off waivers. The NFL transaction wire came out Monday afternoon, and Devey was the only one of the four 49ers releases to be claimed off waivers.
I can only assume the Chiefs are absolutely desperate for some offensive line depth. Devey was not good at all for the 49ers last year, eventually losing his job to Andrew Tiller. It appears the Chiefs starting guards are currently Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Zach Fulton. The team drafted Parker Ehinger in the fourth round, and Chiefs fans seem to really want more depth. Devey is another body, but given what we saw last season, he does not seem like a whole lot more.
It is still interesting that this is now two straight offseasons someone has made a move to acquire Devey. The 49ers dealt Asante Cleveland to the New England Patriots in a trade for Devey last August. They waived him on Friday as their guard depth chart is starting to look better off than it was a year ago. Alex Boone will be missed, but the addition of Joshua Garnett and some of the existing depth will hopefully lead to some improvement overall. I'll remain optimistic for now.