Chiefs Release Hicks and Sims

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs have parted ways
with defensive end Eric Hicks and defensive tackle Ryan Sims.

The Chiefs released Hicks today, three days after taking Tennessee defensive lineman Claude "Turk" McBride in the second round of the NFL draft.

hicks played in 128 games in nine seasons for the Chiefs, making
104 starts, after being signed in 1998 as an undrafted free agent
out of Maryland. He became a full-time starter in 1999, but has
seen his role diminish with the emergence of Jared Allen and Tamba

A couple of hours after Hicks was officially let go, Kansas City
parted ways with Sims, who has been a disappointment since the
Chiefs picked him in the first round of the 2002 draft.

Kansas traded the often-injured Sims to Tampa Bay for a future draft pick.

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