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Chiefs Roster Moves Put Only 51 on Active Roster

We've had some busy days around here, especially with this new Kansas City Chiefs regime, but it may be hard to top yesterday.  Maybe it was just the timing of everything being reported at the same time but it was a whirlwind of activity yesterday (particularly yesterday evening which tells you that you need to read Arrowhead Pride at all times of the day).

The biggest thing to remember after yesterday is that the Chiefs now have TWO open roster spots.  And you better believe Pioli and Co. won't be wasting those spots.  I fully expect there to be two new Chiefs by this afternoon.

Basically what I'm saying is that this is going to be a fun day.  If people at work are expecting you to be productive, why don't you go ahead and pull a Costanza and hide under the desk.  

I'm going to recap the moves made yesterday here.  For a look at the situations surrounding all these moves, check out Josh Looney's take at the Mothership.

Just as a quick review, here are the Chiefs moves yesterday:

QB Thigpen traded (1:04 PM)

Yes the Chiefs traded Tyler Thigpen.  We're guessing the compensation is around a 4th-6th round draft pick, obviously hoping that it's closer to a fourth.  Trading a quarterback is always surprising (which we've been involved with twice now) but this move should have been expected at some point.

Do the Chiefs have anyone in for a workout today? (5:06 PM)

I had no idea what I was about to get into...

Chiefs sign TE Pope (5:22 PM)

The Chiefs worked him out a few weeks ago and, with the Thigpen trade creating a roster spot, he and the Chiefs agreed to terms.  He's 6'8", 264 pounds so he presents some possible matchup problems in the red zone.  At this point, the writing was on the wall for one of the tight ends since teams rarely carry four.

Chiefs workout RT Tauscher (5:43 PM)

This is believed to be his first workout since coming off of ACL surgery.  The Chiefs recently made a change on the depth chart at right tackle so we'll see what they do with this.  No movement on this as of right now.

Release three and sign two (5:56 PM)

The Chiefs officially made these announcements (one of which we already knew about)

  • Released: LB Monty Beisel, CB Ricardo Colclough and TE Tom Crabtree (practice squad)
  • Signed: TE Leonard Pope (we knew about this) and T Chris Patrick (practice squad - more on him later).