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The Chiefs were very busy on Tuesday. Here’s what they did

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The Kansas City Chiefs stayed busy on Tuesday with at least six roster moves and more to come. The Chiefs haven’t confirmed any of these roster moves as they sort out their roster but I imagine they will sooner rather than later.

By my count, the Chiefs still have two more open roster spots. They cut two and placed two on IR while signing just two (so far). If they’re signing someone from the practice squad (like Darrin Reaves) they wouldn’t have to make that move until this weekend. If they’re adding someone from the outside, they would probably want to get them on the practice field Wednesday.

Anyway, here we go...

Placed on injured reserve

RB Jamaal Charles

G Parker Ehinger

A note about injured reserve: You can come back from it. The new IR rules allow a player to come back to practice after six weeks and back to a game after eight weeks. For Jamaal, that would set up a possible return for the playoffs. The problem is that it’s been reported Jamaal is having a second surgery on his knee. Any possibility of a return would depend on what kind of surgery that is, which we don’t know at this point. I’m staying hopeful but not optimistic.

Released

LB Sio Moore

LB Sam Barrington

You probably recognize these names but these players didn’t contribute much to the Chiefs. Barrington was claimed shortly before the season while Moore came in a few weeks ago and was active for the first time last week. The strong play of Ramik Wilson, who was called up from the practice squad, could have factored into the Chiefs decision to cut both of these guys.

Signed

LB Terrance Smith

RB Bishop Sankey

Sankey was a former 2014 second round pick. He is only 24 years and listed at 5’10 and 209 pounds. He has 199 career carries at 3.8 yards per slip along with 32 catches for 272 yards. I’m thinking he will be active this weekend if Spencer Ware can’t go. Charcandrick West is the only other healthy back. The Chiefs also have some backs on the practice squad, including preseason star Darrin Reaves. Here’s a 2015 post on Sankey from our Titans blog Music City Miracles.

Smith is the only undrafted starter on Florida State’s 2013 championship team. The Chiefs gave him a big signing bonus as an undrafted free agent which is a sign they like him. I figured this was a redshirt year for him but here we are with him getting a call up. Here are some thoughts from our Florida State blog Tomahawk Nation.

Worked out

RB Trent Richardson

RB Vick Ballard

DE Rakim Cox

WR Marcus Johnson

The Chiefs checked out a couple of former Colts rejects along with Cox and Johnson (yeah). Maybe they’re keeping tabs on them in case another injury pops up this season.