KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Three often-injured veterans who hardly played last season were cut loose by the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday.
The Chiefs also said they waived tight end Michael Merritt, who didn't play in a game as a rookie in 2008.
Edwards, 35, was a fourth-round draft pick by Kansas City in 1996 and led the Chiefs in tackles for four years. He was allowed to sign a free-agent contract with the San Diego Chargers, but he rejoined the Chiefs as an unrestricted free agent in 2007. He played in only seven games this past season and had 34 tackles.
Surtain, 32, appeared in only eight games in 2008 and totaled 11 tackles.
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