The Kansas City Chiefs are set to add another defensive back to their young secondary.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Chiefs have claimed former Indianapolis Colts defensive back Darius Rush.
Rush was drafted by the Colts in the fifth round and 138th overall at this year’s NFL Draft after four years at South Carolina. He only spent training camp and the preseason with Indianapolis before being waived Tuesday before the roster cuts deadline.
🏈Chiefs claimed DB Darius Rush on waivers from the Colts.
🏈Chargers claimed LB Tanner Muse on waivers from the Steelers.
🏈Titans claimed DB Kindle Vildor on waivers from the Bears.
🏈Browns claimed DB Kahlef Hailassie on waivers from the Chiefs.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2023
Listed at 6-foot-2 and 198 pounds, Rush was a standout player during his time with the Gamecocks. In 2022, as a redshirt senior, Rush had 38 tackles with seven passes broken up, two interceptions, and one forced fumble.
This move looks like a potential steal for Kansas City, as Rush was a surprise release during Tuesday’s roster trimmings around the league. Former Chiefs defensive back Kahlef Hailassie was picked up around the same time by the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday.