Amaro has been released by the Chiefs. Amaro's disappointing tenure in the NFL continues on. The 2014 second-rounder will now return to the free-agent market in hopes of landing a new deal elsewhere.
Amaro signed a reserve/future deal with the Chiefs on Tuesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports. Amaro spent training camp with the Titans, but ultimately failed to make the team during final roster cuts. He later landed on the Chiefs' practice squad, and will now have an opportunity to impress during the offseason.
Amaro was released by the Titans on Saturday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports. The writing was on the wall when the Titans used a third-round pick in this year's draft on fellow tight end Jonnu Smith. A 2014 second-round pick, Amaro has caught only three passes since his rookie year.
Amaro likely will have to compete for a roster spot, Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com reports. With Delanie Walker and third-round pick Jonnu Smith occupying two roster spots, the Titans probably prefer to keep at least one tight end who specializes in blocking. Amaro doesn't fit the bill and may thus find himself looking for a third NFL team ahead of his fourth professional season. The 2014 second-round pick had 38 receptions as a rookie with the Jets, but he missed all of 2015 with a torn labrum and caught only three passes in three games with Tennessee last season.
Amaro (quad) was a full participant at Thursday's practice. Amaro briefly appeared on the injury report this week with a quad issue, but that lasted just one day after he was only limited during Tuesday's practice. Even though he now has a clean bill of health, Amaro hasn't seen any offensive snaps since Week 12 against the Bears.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||10/28||Green Bay Packers||8||5.50|
|11||11/19||@Los Angeles Chargers||10||5.67|
|14||12/08||@New England Patriots||18||7.37|
|17||12/29||Los Angeles Chargers||10||5.67|
|3 Year Avg||2||2||30||0||1||15.00||3|