KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Three oft-injured veterans who hardly played last season were cut loose on Tuesday by the Kansas City Chiefs: linebacker Donnie Edwards, quarterback Damon Huard and cornerback Patrick Surtain.

The Chiefs announced on their Web site they terminated the contracts of the three, none of whom played much during the 2-14 season.

The moves were made without comment by Scott Pioli, the Chiefs' new general manager, or new coach Todd Haley.

The Chiefs also said they waived tight end Michael Merritt, who played very little last year as a rookie.

Edwards, 35, was a fourth-round draft pick by Kansas City in 1996 and led the Chiefs in tackles for four years. He signed a free agent contract with San Diego but rejoined the Chiefs as an unrestricted free agent in 2007. He played in only seven games this past season and had 34 tackles.

Huard, also 35, has been a career backup to some of the game's best quarterbacks, including Dan Marino at Miami and Tom Brady at New England. He was with the Chiefs the past five years, but injuries caused him to miss the last 11 games of 2008.

Surtain, 32, appeared in only eight games in 2008 and totaled 11 tackles.

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