Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger
Culp was not released by the Chiefs.......he decided to sign with the new World Football League. From there, he like many others that went to that league were almost treated like traitors and scabs since they tried to sign and play for both leagues. So when the new league dissolved, the Chiefs who still carried rights to him, traded him to the Oilers for John Matuszack (DT 1st pick of the 1973 NFL Draft)who also left the Oilers when he wasn't allowed to play for the WFL. (FYI for the HOUSTON TEXANS) and the NFL. Court injunctions disallowed these dual league signings.
Not only did the Oilers get Culp, but also the Chiefs 1st round pick in 1975. That turned out to be 6th overall, and Bum Phillips (in his first year as GM and head coach) selected a linebacker out of Jackson State named Robert Brazile.