I was out and about doing exciting wedding planning things with Ms. Primetime so I haven't given any thoughts on the Kansas City Chiefs first practice squad of the year. The team announced eight players to the practice squad yesterday including FB Shane Bannon, LB Justin Cole, G Darryl Harris, WR Jeremy Horne, DB Quinten Lawrence, OL Butch Lewis, OL David Mims and NT Anthony Toribio.
Basically, no surprises. The Chiefs were able to get these guys signed and announce the practice squad within a few hours because they had been with the team and were all still in Kansas City.
On the list of practice squad guys, I can see several eventually getting some time on the 53-man roster. There's very little depth at inside linebacker so Cole could be called back up at some point. Same goes for Harris and the guard position. Lewis and Mims could also be candidates to eventually hit the active roster if anything happens to OT Brandon Albert, OT Jared Gaither or OT Barry Richardson.
If the Chiefs do bring any of these guys up to the active roster, the player will have to stay there for three weeks. So it's a strategic move figuring out who you bring up from the practice squad. It can't be just one game replacements.
I'm fairly happy with the Chiefs practice squad right now. It will definitely change as time goes on, and other guys are signed.