Kansas City Chiefs waive former Riders’ DE Jonathan Woodard

Photo courtesy: Saskatchewan Roughriders

The Kansas City Chiefs have waived former Saskatchewan Roughriders’ defensive end Jonathan Woodard, making room for their 2022 rookie class.

Woodard originally signed with the team on February after NFL workouts with the Chiefs and New York Giants.

The 28-year-old is coming off a breakout CFL season during which he recorded 10 sacks, the second-highest total in the league. He played all 14 regular season games during the shortened 2021 season with the Riders, recording 21 defensive tackles and two forced fumbles.

The native of Brentwood, Tenn. also suited up for both the West Semi-Final and the West Final, tallying another four defensive tackles and one sack.

The University of Central Arkansas product was a seventh round, 226th overall selection by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2016 NFL Draft. He played with the team for one season and had stints with the Atlanta Falcons (2017), Miami Dolphins (2017-2019), and Buffalo Bills (2019-2020).

Woodard has dressed for six career regular season NFL games, recording 10 total tackles, two tackles for loss, and one sack. He’s earned over $1.6 million playing pro football south of the border.