The Chiefs released cornerback Shaquille Richardson with a “failure to disclose physical condition” designation.
The designation allows clubs to recover all or some of the signing bonuses paid to players who it believes have been incomplete or inaccurate about their medical conditions during their pre-employment physicals.
The move comes one day after players reported for the start of the Chiefs’ offseason training program. Richardson, 22, was signed by the Chiefs to a one-year, $435,000 deal in February.
He was selected in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers after a senior season at Arizona in which he recorded 55 tackles, three interceptions and four pass breakups.
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Richardson did not make the Steelers’ 53-man roster out of training camp but was signed to the practice squad. He eventually reached an injury settlement with the Steelers in October and was released.