The Chiefs have decided to part company with defensive end Isaiah Buggs after a series of concerning incidents during the current offseason.

According to a report by NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Chiefs are letting Buggs go — a player they had signed to a futures contract back in February — approximately one week subsequent to his arrest and charges related to domestic violence/burglary.

Prior to this event, wherein Buggs purportedly dragged his child’s mother, Yamya Johnson, down the staircase of her residence, the 27-year-old had turned himself in to the Alabama authorities on May 30 due to misdemeanor warrants concerning animal mistreatment.

Despite not seeing any action on the field, Isaiah Buggs was part of the Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs roster. Isaiah Buggs / Facebook

Court documents reveal that at a property rented by Buggs, two dogs were found stranded on the rear veranda without access to nourishment or hydration.

Buggs’ representative, Trey Robinson, refuted any allegations of misdeeds by the former sixth-round draft selection and disclaimed ownership of the animals in question.

Robinson stated, as per NFL.com, “Mr. Buggs firmly denounces the mistreatment of animals under any circumstances.”

Since May 29, Isaiah Buggs has found himself behind bars twice. Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

During the Chiefs’ playoff campaign in 2023, Buggs was part of the practice squad after joining the team on January 4.

Although he received a Super Bowl ring from the Chiefs’ triumph over the 49ers in February 2024, Buggs did not make an appearance in any match for the title-holding squad.

Buggs, originally selected in the sixth round (No. 192 overall) by the Steelers back in 2019, only started seven games for Pittsburgh, primarily serving as a rotational player.

After his sacking in January 2024, Isaiah Buggs’ promising stint in Detroit came to an abrupt halt. Getty Images

The former Alabama player went on to sign with the Detroit Lions in July 2022, achieving a breakthrough season with a personal best of 46 tackles and 10 hits on the opposing quarterbacks in 13 starting appearances during the successful 2022 campaign.

While Detroit extended Buggs’ contract for two more years last offseason, he was let go in January of this year after playing only 255 snaps in the 2023 season.

Buggs commenced his collegiate journey at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in 2015 before transferring to Alabama in 2017, where he accumulated 78 quarterback pressures, 60 tackles for no gain, and forced two turnovers during the Crimson Tide’s back-to-back national championship quests.

Across his five-year professional career, Buggs has been a starter in just 23 of the 56 games he participated in, tallying two sacks, 35 quarterback pressures, and causing one turnover.