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NFL Waiver Wire: Kansas City Chiefs claim Damion Square

Former Eagles defensive lineman Damion Square has been claimed by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Rob Carr

According to a report from Josina Anderson of ESPN, former Philadelphia Eagles nose tackle Damion Square has been claimed by the Kansas City Chiefs.

(Side note: Square wasn't actually a free agent as Anderson claims here because, as Reuben Frank points out, free agents can't be claimed on waivers. Moving on...)

Square was one of the many players the Eagles waived on Saturday in order to their trim roster down to the 53-man limit. Despite having a decent summer, Square found himself in a numbers crunch on the Eagles roster. With second-year player Bennie Logan projected to be the starting nose tackle and rookie seventh round pick Beau Allen earning a backup job, there wasn't room for a third nose tackle on the roster. The Eagles may have been hoping to sneak Square onto their practice squad since he is still eligible. It turns out that won't be the case.

Square will join former long-time Eagles head coach in Kansas City. Square never actually played under Reid because the former Alabama defensive lineman only joined the Eagles last year as an undrafted rookie free agent.

One of Square's most memorable moments as an Eagles player is probably one he doesn't want to remember. Square was absolutely leveled to the ground by Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray in the Eagles versus Cowboys Week 17 finale of the 2013 regular season. No penalty flag was thrown on the play but Murray ended up being fined $21,000 later on. Here's the GIF:

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