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Chiefs Release Hicks; Elevate Bellamy to 53-Man Roster

Posted Dec 8, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Saturday that the club has released offensive lineman Hayworth Hicks and elevated wide receiver Josh Bellamy from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Bellamy (6-0, 206) originally joined the Chiefs as a rookie free agent on April 30, 2012. He has been serving on the club’s practice squad all season. He played in 26 games (17 starts) in two seasons at Louisville, compiling 53 catches for 681 yards (12.8 avg.) with seven touchdowns. Bellamy spent two years at Butte Community College in Oroville, Calif., prior to his arrival at Louisville. Bellamy prepped at Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport, Fla.

Hicks (6-3, 336) was claimed off waivers by the Chiefs on Nov. 29 and was inactive for one contest. He entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Indianapolis Colts in April of 2012. He spent time on the Colts practice squad before being acquired by the New York Jets on Nov. 6. With the Jets, he spent three games on the club’s roster but was inactive. Born in Los Angeles, Calif., Hicks started 24 of 36 games at guard for Iowa State. Prior to joining the Cyclones, he played left tackle for Antelope Valley Community College. He prepped at Palmdale High School in Palmdale, Calif.

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