To replace O’Connell on the 53-man roster, the Chiefs added offensive lineman Rich Ranglin.
O’Connell appeared in eight games for the Chiefs this season, catching three passes for 18 yards. All three receptions came during an Oct. 28 contest against the Oakland Raiders.
O’Connell has spent four seasons with the Chiefs, appearing in 35 games. In eight games, including four starts, last season, he caught seven passes for 52 yards. He has 15 receptions for 108 yards over his four-year career.
Beyond his time with the Chiefs’ offense, O’Connell also suited up for special teams. He’s recorded a pair of tackles with the unit and deflected one punt.
O’Connell was selected by the Chiefs in the seventh round (pick 237 overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Miami (Ohio).