The Kansas City Chiefs have been one of the more busier teams in the NFL over the last couple of days. If you thought the ‘final’ roster was set after all of the cuts Saturday, think again. With so many guys being released throughout the league, the Chiefs figured to find treasure in other teams’ trash.
On Sunday, the Chiefs went to work in a big way. In trying to fill out their roster with the best guys available around the league, they released six players to make room for another seven. Among the players released were: safety Bradley McDougald, nose tackle Jerrell Powe, linebacker Zac Diles, wide receiver Devon Wylie, cornerback Jalil Brown and tight end Kevin Brock.
The Chiefs did most of their damage by signing former NFC West members, nabbing three from the Seattle Seahawks and two from the San Francisco 49ers. From the Seahawks, Kansas City signed cornerback Ron Parker, tight end Sean McGrath and defensive tackle Jaye Howard who is pictured above.
Brought in from San Francisco were cornerback Marcus Cooper and wide receiver Chad Hall. For those keeping tabs on the Niners, Hall was a guy that was said to have a shot at making the roster once that position was thinned out due to injuries. In the end, they decided to cut him and the Chiefs snatched him up quick.
Making up the practice squad are all guys who were cut by the Chiefs on Saturday: safety Malcolm Bronson, offensive lineman Tommie Draheim, offensive lineman Matt Reynolds, linebacker Darin Drakeford, wide receiver Frankie Hammond, tight end Demetrius Harris, fullback Toben Opurum and offensive lineman Rokevious Watkins.
The Chiefs should feel very good about these signings, primarily the ones coming in from the Seahawks and Niners. Being able to get a guy like Howard who came in last year and played well — the photo was taken after Howard forced a safety — when given the chance could be like finding a diamond in the rough.
After a great offseason , the Chiefs are looking much different and possess an optimism unlike any recent years. Look for these new faces to come in and compete right away for some time on special teams and potentially in the regular offensive and defensive rotations.