With LB Johnny Baldwin going down against the Raiders with a knee injury, the Chiefs have placed him on injured reserve and added LB Pat Thomas to the active roster.
Thomas (6-1, 237) originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick (194th overall) of Jacksonville in 2005. He saw action in 14 contests (one start) with the Jaguars, totaling 12 tackles (seven solo). He also added 10 tackles and a forced fumble on special teams. Thomas appeared in four games (one start), posting five tackles (two solo) on defense and two on special teams for the Jaguars in 2007 before being released on October 26th.The Chiefs also added G Rob Smith to the practice squad.
The Miami, Florida native was a four-year letterman at North Carolina State, appearing in 50 games (36 starts). He finished his collegiate career with 334 tackles (180 solo), 38 stops for loss, 15.5 sacks (-98.0 yards), five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Thomas prepped at Miami Killian High School in Miami, Florida.
Pat Thomas was waived by the Jaguars last week so they could sign a backup QB after David Garrard went down with an injury. Expect to see Thomas play special teams, just like Baldwin did.