With the Houston Texans awaiting the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday afternoon, the team made a pair of roster moves over the weekend to bolster their offense. The biggest of two moves was siggning former Balitmore Ravens offensive lineman, Jah Reid. The 6'7" standout has been a solid starter for the Ravens playing both guard and tackle the last four seasons for the AFC North team.
The Chiefs enter Sunday's contest with uncertainity, that both Eric Fisher or Jeff Allen, will be ready to face the Texans in the season opener. With Jah in the fold, he could move into a starting spot this weekend.
Assuming Fisher returns and Allen does not (as Head Coach Andy Reid has hinted will likely be the case), KC's offensive line could get a boost with Jah in the lineup. For the moment back-up center, Zach Fulton and veteran offensive lineman, Paul Fanaika are the leading candidates to crack the starting lineup at guard - assuming Fisher returns. If Fisher does not return Jah or Fanaika could start at right tackle for the Chiefs on Sunday.
In addition to signing Jah from the Ravens, the Chiefs dipped into the AFC West and were awared San Diego Chargers Tight End, Brian Parker. The former Albany standout will add insurance to the roster until Demetrius Harris is fully recovered frrom the broken foot he suffered last season. Harris did play his first snaps of the pre-season game against the St. Louis Rams last Thursday but he's still a month away from being NFL game ready.
To make room for Parker, the Chiefs cut veteran outside linebacker, Dezman Moses. On Monday morning, the Chiefs had to make a corresponding move to place Reid on the 53-man roster and they did so by parting ways with Linebacker, Josh Martin.
In addition to those roster additions and subtrtactions, the Chiefs finalized their 10-man practice squad on Monday with some familliar names they cut over the weekend. There was one notable addition however as former Penn State basketball player, Ross Travis will try his hand at football.
Chiefs 10-Man Practice Squad
OT Jarrad Puhgsley (Akron)
DE David Irving (Iowa State)
WR Da'Ron Brown (Illinois State)
WR Fred Williams (Saint Cloud State)
C Daniel Munyar (Colorado)
TE Ross Travis (Penn State)
CB Jeremy Harris (New Mexico State)
OT Laurence Gibson (Virginia Tech)
FB Spencer Ware (LSU)
DT Hebron Fangupo (BYU)
Former Chiefs Players Claimed
LB James-Michael Johnson (Bucs)
C Eric Kush (Bucs)