Chiefs say they have added LB Olakunle— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) August 15, 2023
Fatukasi and CB Duron Lowe
To make room on the roster, head coach Andy Reid said the Chiefs had placed tight end Jody Fortson on the team’s Reserve/Injured (injured reserve) list, which will end his season. He had missed a total of 12 practices after suffering what appeared to be a dislocated shoulder. Reid told reporters that he is having surgery on the shoulder. It was also reported that cornerback Anthony Witherstone — who Reid said had injured his big toe during Sunday’s preseason game against the New Orleans Saints — is being waived with an injury designation. Should he clear waivers, he will also be added to the team’s Reserve/Injured list — but will probably be released with an injury settlement.
Fatukasi joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers last season. Coming in at 6 feet 2 and 240 pounds, the 24-year-old linebacker appeared in 13 Buccaneers games last season — playing mostly on special teams — collecting six tackles (four solo). Late in the season, he was on the Denver Broncos’ practice squad. Then in January, he was signed by the New England Patriots — who waived him on Sunday.
Lowe is a native of Overland Park, Kansas (a Kansas City suburb), where he played his prep ball at St. Thomas Aquinas. The 25-year-old spent two seasons at the University of Texas-El Paso before transferring to Liberty College in Virginia. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound cornerback was signed by the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent last season, but didn’t make the team’s final roster. In January, he joined the Buccaneers — who waived him on Saturday.