KANSAS CITY, Mo. — James-Michael Johnson’s stay in Cleveland was a short one.
Now it’s on to Kansas City.
The Rodriguez High graduate was waived after one season with the Browns on Saturday, but wasn’t out of a job for long.
Johnson, who returned an interception 23 yards for a touchdown in the Browns’ 18-16 preseason win over the Chicago Bears on Thursday, was one of several players claimed by the rebuilding Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
He’s one of three linebackers on the team named Johnson, the others Derrick Johnson and Nico Johnson.
In all, the Chiefs claimed seven players while releasing six. They had been one under the 53-man limit after trading linebacker Edgar Jones to the Dallas Cowboys for a draft pick Saturday night.
“We’ll see how things work out,” Reid said Sunday. “We’re early in it still.”
More than half of the roster has been turned over from the final game of last year. All three quarterbacks are new, as are all three tight ends, and there are 11 rookies on the roster.