St. Joseph, Mo. – After further evaluation
"I mentioned that it didn't look good and it's not good," head coach Romeo Crennel said. "He will have to have surgery on it. We had to waive him because of his youth and where he is in the new CBA. We had to waive him injured, which means he can come back to us on IR."
Trainers helped the reserve safety exit the field midway through Saturday’s training camp practice at Missouri Western State University. McCarthy was eventually carted into the locker room.
Signing with the Chiefs as a free agent from Denver this offseason, McCarthy is the team’s second player to land on injured reserve in 2012. St. Joseph native
Taking McCarthy’s place on the Chiefs training camp roster is veteran linebacker Edgar Jones.
Most recently with the Baltimore Ravens, Jones has appeared in 41 NFL games primarily on special teams. The five-year NFL veteran became a free agent this offseason after beginning his career with the Ravens as a rookie free agent out of Southeast Missouri State in 2007.
Contributing as both a linebacker and tight end in Baltimore, Jones recorded 32 special teams stops, six defensive tackles (three solo), 1.5 sacks (-4.5 yards) and one forced fumble. He appeared in 23 games on offense logging two receptions for 33 yards (16.5 avg.).
Kansas City’s roster count is currently at the training camp maximum of 90 players.