The roster moves continue for the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite the team being off today, the KC Chiefs made three roster moves.
#Chiefs place S Sanders Commings on IR w/ a designation for return & signs S Bradley McDougald to 53 & adds OG Rishawn Johnson to PS— Reid Ferrin (@KCChiefs_Reid) September 3, 2013
Let's review these.
IR-designated to return: S Sanders Commings
The Chiefs chose not to use the IR-designated to return on Tony Moeaki. They did use it on Commings.
This designation means Commings, who was a fifth round pick by the Chiefs in April, can not practice until Week 6 and can not play until after Week 8. It frees up a roster spot in the mean time, which is the reason teams do it. It can only be used on one player so this is it.
Commings broke his collarbone on July 23. It was expected to be a 6-8 week injury. With him needing time to acclimate to the defense I can see why this move was made. I just wonder if it was the best move. Commings is set to be a reserve safety. I wonder what the reaction would be if something happened to a more important player they could've possibly used it on. Hopefully that's not the case.
Teams could first use the IR-designated to return option today.
Signed to active roster: S Bradley McDougald
He spent the offseason with the Chiefs. I expect the end of the roster to fluctuate throughout the season.
Signed to practice squad: G Rishawn Johnson
Another former Seahawks player. In case you missed it, the Chiefs claimed three Seahawks players over the weekend. Here's what the Chiefs bio on Johnson says:
Johnson (6-3, 313) originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks in April of 2012. He served primarily on the Seahawks practice squad during his rookie season before being released by Seattle on Aug. 31, 2013. He played collegiately at California University of Pennsylvania and was a teammate of current Chiefs center
Eric Kush. Johnson was voted a team captain for the Vulcans and was a first-team All-American in 2011 after playing the previous three seasons at Ole Miss. He prepped at Hammond High School in Hammond, La.