Chiefs Announce Practice Squad

Well they say all good things come to those who wait. For the Kansas City Chiefs, they were very productive in securing their five man practice squad with players who were on the bubble and were released on the final cut down day.

The Chiefs announced that they signed fullback Joe Hall, Guard Darnell Alford, Safety Clint Finley, cornerback Willie Ford and wide receiver LaShaun Ward.

One of the biggest question marks in camp was Joe Hall. He caught everything in practice but played very little the last two exhibition games. That may have been by design as the Chiefs contemplated keeping three fullbacks so they would not have to expose Hall to other teams. But he was not claimed and the Chiefs quickly secured him to the practice squad.

Guard Darnell Alford could not crack the roster but the Chiefs signed him for insurance as the Chiefs kept both of their rookie lineman, Brett Williams and Jordan Black. The Chiefs are very thin in regards to depth on the offensive line and the fact that the Chiefs kept both rookies over Alford does not bode well for activation to the 53 man roster.

Finley and Ford were simply added to provide some practice time for the defense and the multiple offensive sets the Chiefs plan on using during the season. The Chiefs are very concerned about their secondary and they are attempting to bring in another cornerback before the Chargers game this Sunday. If they are unable to do so, expect the Chiefs to try and resign Corey Harris who was cut on Sunday. Currently the Chiefs roster sits at 52 players.

Ward was a rookie free agent from California but the Chiefs are very excited about his potential. He can also play special teams and with the injury to Dante Hall, the Chiefs want to be prepared.


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