Mims (6-8, 335) spent the first 11 games of the 2011 season on the Chiefs practice squad after entering the NFL as a rookie free agent with the club. He opened 42 games as a four-year starter at Virginia Union, earning All-America honors his final two seasons.
The moves have been made official but I do wonder if there's more to the story. Why was Gaither cut now, just after Week 12? Is this a matter of Gaither doing something bad/wrong/poorly? Or is this an issue of David Mims pushing him?
If Gaither was healthy, it seems there are only a couple of options remaining.