This NFL transaction slipped right past me earlier this week but the Kansas City Chiefs have cut WR Frankie Hammond and signed CB Saalim Hakim from their practice squad. The Chiefs have already announced the move.
Transactions - 11/9 Waived: WR, Frankie Hammond Jr. Elevated to 53-man roster from practice squad: DB, Saalim Hakim— Kansas City Chiefs (@chiefs) November 9, 2015
Hammond has played some snaps for the Chiefs this year so it's a notable move. Andy Reid said on Wednesday that there's a chance that Hakim, who has spent time with the Jets and Saints the past two years, could be active on Sunday against the Broncos.
"There's a chance, yeah there's a chance we put him up," Reid said. "So we're just going to play it by ear and see how he does on special teams and see if it all works that way."
Reid indicated that Hakim, 5'11 and 188 pounds, would be mostly a special teams player at this point. He does have a history of playing wide receiver but is playing some corner for the Chiefs, too. I don't know of any cornerbacks who are hurt so I'm not completely sure of the motivation behind this one unless it's just a special teams move, which it sounds like it is.