Three often-injured veterans who hardly played last season were cut loose on Tuesday by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Three often-injured veterans who hardly played last season were cut loose on Tuesday by the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs announced on their Web site they terminated the contracts of linebacker Donnie Edwards, quarterback Damon Huard and cornerback Patrick Surtain. None of the three played much during the 2-14 season of 2008 and all were expected to be gone soon.
The moves were made without comment by Scott Pioli, the Chiefs’ new general manager, or new head coach Todd Haley.
The Chiefs also said they waived tight end Michael Merritt, who played very little last year as a rookie.
Edwards, 35, was a fourth-round draft pick by Kansas City in 1996 and led the Chiefs in tackles for four years. He was allowed to sign a free agent contract with San Diego but rejoined the Chiefs as an unrestricted free agent in 2007. He played in only seven games this past season and had 34 tackles.
Huard, 35, spent his career as a backup to some of the game’s best quarterbacks, including Dan Marino at Miami and Tom Brady at New England. He was with the Chiefs the past five years, but injuries caused him to miss the last 11 games of 2008.
Surtain, 32, appeared in only eight games in 2008 and totaled 11 tackles.