The Kansas City Chiefs made a few moves on Monday, switching out a player on the practice squad and waving goodbye to tight end Richard Gordon.
Chiefs sign Tyrell Adams to practice squad & release Travis Ross from practice squad who played TE at Penn State.— Jayson Braddock (@JaysonBraddock) September 14, 2015
The basketball-to-football conversion was apparently not working out for Ross, who played hoops at Penn State. The Chiefs signed Ross just seven days ago. As for his replacement, Adams is a linebacker who latched onto the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in May. As a rookie out of West Georgia, the learning curve will be steep, but clearly some of the league's more celebrated front offices like what they see in Adams.
Adams is a 6'2, 228 pound linebacker who played in 44 games at West Georgia. He finished his career with 22.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, three interceptions and 220 total tackles. You can follow Tyrell Adams on Twitter here.
The Chiefs released Gordon from injured reserve after reaching an injury settlement with the veteran tight end. Gordon was a candidate to make the roster given the thin depth chart after Travis Kelce, but failed to do so. The 28-year-old was a former sixth round pick of the Oakland Raiders in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Given that the Chiefs put in a waiver claim on Tim Wright, it wouldn't be surprising if they weren't done tinkering with the depth chart at tight end.