Chiefs claim Chambers

It didn't take long for wide receiver Chris Chambers to find work.

The veteran Chambers, released Monday by the San Diego Chargers, was claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday.

The deal was first reported by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Coach Norv Turner said Monday the Chargers released Chambers because of the emergence of Malcom Floyd and the need to sign a linebacker because of an injury to Tim Dobbins.

Because Chambers was claimed, the Chargers won't have to pay the $2.25 million they owe him.

Chambers had one catch for 20 yards Sunday against Oakland. He has only nine catches for 122 yards and one touchdown this season.

Chambers was obtained at the trading deadline in 2007 from Miami for a second-round draft pick, and helped the Chargers reach the AFC Championship Game that season.

Originally a second-round pick by Miami in 2001, Chambers has made 111 starts with the Dolphins and Chargers and caught 482 passes for 6,827 yards and 53 touchdowns.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.