This is one Christmas Reshard Langford won't forget.
The Kansas City Chiefs announced today they have signed Langford, a safety from the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad.
I'm sure some of you aren't aware of the practice squad rules. A team can sign a player from another team's practice squad but has to activate him to the 53 man roster.
Langford signed with the Eagles as a rookie free agent this season and has spent the season to this point on the practice squad.
"(Practice squad) guys are free agents, essentially,” Haley said today (via Josh Looney of KCChiefs.com). “There is probably a lot more pilfering that goes on that doesn’t show up because guys choose to stay put. This is a guy we’ve done a lot of research on and feel like it’s a guy who has a great opportunity with us.“
Haley also said he does not expect Langford to be active this weekend.
Practice squad players can choose to stay where they're at instead of being signed to another club's 53 man roster.
He was a four year starter at Vanderbilt and stands at 6'1", 213 pounds.
The good news for Langford is that the Chiefs have had their eye on him for quite some time and liked what they saw. The bad news is that (according to Wikipedia) he grew up a Broncos fan.
(H/T Nick Britt for getting it first in the FanShots)