Sheffield to IR, New LB Signed

A few weeks after he was carted off the field during a preseason game, the Chiefs have announced that rookie linebacker Cameron Sheffield is going on injured reserve for the rest of the season.

By going on IR, Cameron joins defensive back Maurice Leggett, who was also carted off the field during the preseason.

Initial reports on both players suggested their injuries weren't serious, which is always a major relief when blows to the head and neck are involved. Unfortunately, though, both situations have prevented the players from suiting up in 2010.

To replace Sheffield on the roster, the Chiefs have signed linebacker Charlie Anderson, a sixth-round pick of the Houston Texans in 2004.

Anderson was with the Texans until 2007 and then signed with Miami as a free agent. He remained with the Dolphins until last week, when they cut him to sign Bobby Carpenter, a former first-round pick of Bill Parcells.

"He's big, he's fast, he's played in a similar system and will understand more quickly than other potential guys that have to acclimate to it," Haley said about this new linebacker.

"Now I do know that he's been a pretty productive special teams player and I'll take all those that I can get. You've got big, fast guys that have made some plays in the league on special teams. That's an area I know we have to win every week."

Primarily a backup throughout his career, Anderson has seen action in 92 games, with seven starts to his credit. He has notched 62 tackles, 7.5 sacks, and has forced four fumbles.

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