The Chiefs released veteran offensive lineman Jah Reid before Thursday night’s preseason finale against Tennessee, one day after acquiring former first-round pick Cam Erving in a trade with Cleveland.

Most expected Erving to assume the swing tackle job that Reid has held down the past two seasons in Kansas City. The Chiefs ultimately decided to give Reid a better chance to latch on elsewhere by letting him go ahead of Saturday’s NFL-mandated roster cuts.

Reid has appeared in 61 games over six seasons with Baltimore and Kansas City, and injuries made him a dependable backup with the Chiefs. He started 10 games in 2015 and appeared in 12 games last season.

Erving was acquired from Cleveland for a 2018 fifth-round draft pick. He was the No. 19 overall selection in 2015, but had struggled to lock down a starting job with the Browns.

Panthers pact

Panthers Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen has restructured his contract, which could allow him to make an additional $2 million this season if he reaches certain incentives. Agent Drew Rosenhaus said the incentives Olsen can reach include receptions, yards receiving, average yards per catch and postseason honors.

The 32-year-old Olsen was seeking a new contract from the Panthers after becoming the first tight end in NFL history to reach 1,000 yards receiving in three straight seasons. However, the team was reluctant to tear up his contract because he has two years remaining on the three-year, $22.5 million extension he signed in 2015.

Elliott appeal

Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott’s hearing on the appeal of his six-game suspension over a domestic violence case ended Thursday after 2½ days.

According to the labor agreement, arbitrator Harold Henderson must rule on the NFL’s punishment “as soon as practicable.”

The NFL’s 2016 rushing leader was suspended after the league concluded that he used physical force last summer in Columbus against his girlfriend at the time. Prosecutors didn’t pursue the case, citing conflicting evidence. Elliott has denied the allegations.

Steelers extend pact

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed General Manager Kevin Colbert to an extension through the 2020 draft. Colbert began his tenure with the Steelers as director of football operations in 2000 before accepting the title of general manager in 2011. The Steelers have won two Super Bowls and been to another during Colbert’s tenure.

Steelers President Art Rooney praised Colbert’s “dedication and diligent work” as being a major factor in the team’s success.

From Lions to 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers have acquired offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson from the Detroit Lions in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick. The 49ers said Tomlinson still must pass a physical.