Orchard worked out for the Dolphins and is expected to sign with the team in the coming days, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Orchard spent last season with two teams (Buffalo and Kansas City), playing four games and recording four tackles (three solo). The deal isn't official yet, but the 26-year-old will likely get a chance with his fifth team after coming into the league as a second-round pick of the Browns in 2015 and having a brief stint with Seattle earlier in the offseason.
Orchard was released by the Seahawks on Friday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Orchard was released to make room for newcomer Ezekiel Ansah on Seattle's 90-man roster. The Utah product has four NFL seasons under his belt, with his best year coming in 2017 -- Orchard appeared in all 16 games for Cleveland, logging 25 tackles (14 solo), two sacks, a forced fumble and even 17 kick return yards over 433 defensive snaps and 65 snaps on special teams.
Orchard was waived by the Chiefs on Tuesday. Orchard signed a contract with the Chiefs on Oct. 10 and appeared in three games, totaling three tackles and one pass defense. The 25-year-old linebacker spent the first three years of his career in Cleveland, where he recorded 40 tackles and five sacks.
Orchard signed a contract with the Chiefs on Wednesday. Orchard will add needed depth at outside linebacker with both Justin Houston (hamstring) and Tanoh Kpassagnon (ankle) nursing injuries. Neither player is a safe bet to suit up Sunday against the Patriots, so Orchard and fellow newcomer Frank Zombo could be pressed into action right away for Kansas City.
Orchard was cut by the Bills on Tuesday. Orchard was released to make room for cornerback Dontae Johnson on Buffalo's 53-man roster. The 2015 second-round draft pick is now free to look for a role as a depth pass rusher elsewhere.
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|4||09/29||Los Angeles Chargers||23|
|9||11/03||New York Jets||13|
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|17||12/29||@New England Patriots||7|