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Former Pitt wide receiver Manasseh Garner cut by Kansas City Chiefs

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After going undrafted, former Pitt wide receiver Manasseh Garner signed with the Kasnas City Chiefs as a free agent fullback. On Tuesday night, the Trib's John Grupp reported that the team had waived him.

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Garner is/was an NFL longshot. He didn't stand out at Pitt and as a senior, had a largely unproductive season in terms of pure stats as a starter at wide receiver opposite Tyler Boyd (17 catches for 201 yards and two touchdowns). Pitt's passing game was up and down last year and that certainly didn't help his cause to be able to stand out.

I won't rule him out entirely at this point. At the time, I said that his versatility was his biggest asset, and that's the one thing that could cause him to get additional looks despite a pretty light statistical career. He played wide receiver and tight end at Pitt, and his time at Kansas City was spent as a fullback. In addition, as a true freshman at Wisconsin, he saw time at defensive end.

To me, Garner is still an unlikely NFL player, but that experience at numerous positions is something that could ultimately be enough to get him another look or two.

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