The day after cut downs is when the practice squads are created but it's also when teams are scouring the waiver wire for players released from other teams. The Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday announced the signing of DL Damion Square, who was a 2013 Philadelphia Eagles free agent. To make room on the roster, TE Richard Gordon was cut.
This move to me feels like depth after Mike Catapano was placed on the non-football injury list with some sort of illness. With Catapano out for some period of time, the Chiefs claim Square for depth along the defensive line.
SB Nation's Eagles blog Bleeding Green Nation described his situation like this: "Despite having a decent summer, Square found himself in a numbers crunch on the Eagles roster .... The Eagles may have been hoping to sneak Square onto their practice squad since he is still eligible. It turns out that won't be the case."
Gordon was surprisingly retained on the 53-man roster on Saturday. Most people had the Chiefs keeping just three tight ends (Anthony Fasano, Travis Kelce, Demetrius Harris) but Gordon was on the initial roster. He should keep his phone on him because he's probably one of the first calls in the event of an injury to one of their tight ends.
The Chiefs hold the 23rd spot on the waiver wire which means 22 teams passed on Square. The Chiefs obviously think highly of him if they're willing to put him on the defensive line after a month of seeing their own guys.