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Chiefs release Dezman Moses, sign linebacker Sio Moore

Linebacker Sio Moore on the sideline during the first half of an Indianapolis Colts game against the Detroit Lions in Indianapolis last month.
Linebacker Sio Moore on the sideline during the first half of an Indianapolis Colts game against the Detroit Lions in Indianapolis last month. The Associated Press

The Chiefs continue to churn the bottom of the roster, as they released outside linebacker Dezman Moses and signed inside linebacker Sio Moore on Friday.

Moore, 26, started four games with the Indianapolis Colts this season, recording a team-high 30 tackles.

The reason for Moore’s release remains unclear, but the Colts dropped to 1-3 after a 30-27 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. After the game, a number of players said the team was not adequately focused for the contest.

Moore, who is listed at 6 feet 1 and 245 pounds, is a four-year veteran who was taken in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. He attended the University of Connecticut, like Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman and general manager John Dorsey.

Moore posted his best statistical season in 2014, when he recorded 90 tackles and three sacks. He was dealt to the Indianapolis Colts in September 2015 for a sixth-round pick.

The Chiefs, meanwhile, released Moses only three weeks after they cut third-round rookie KeiVarae Russell to make room for him.

Moses, 27, has totaled two tackles in 16 defensive snaps during the last three games.

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