The Kansas City Chiefs had so many roster moves at the close of business Tuesday that I missed one. In addition to the IR stints for RB Jamaal Charles and G Parker Ehinger and the release of ILBs Sam Barrington and Sio Moore, the Chiefs have called up ILB Terrance Smith from the practice squad. This according to a tweet from his agency as the Chiefs have not confirmed it yet.
The Chiefs liked Terrance Smith coming out as an undrafted free agent. They gave him a $15,000 signing bonus this summer which is pretty high. That’s a sign they like him quite a bit. Smith was part of FSU’S national championship team. In fact, he is the only undrafted starter from that 2013 team.
Here’s what Bud Elliott of Tomahawk Nation (Florida State) said about Smith when the Chiefs signed first signed him:
"Terrance is a bright, talented player who is the only undrafted starter on the 2013 national title team. He always seemed to be battling an injury of some sort and will play through pain (watch him limp for a 70-yard pick six against Florida in 2014) but it seems he never fully got on track due to injury. It wouldn't shock me if he finds another level if he's able to string together some healthy seasons."
This makes sense after seeing the Chiefs cut two other inside linebackers this week. Ramik Wilson came up from the practice squad after Justin March went on IR last week and has done well for himself, which could be part of the reason the Chiefs felt comfortable getting rid of Barrington and Moore, who are more experienced.