The practice squad-active roster shuttle for undrafted rookie Bradley McDougald is finally over in Kansas City. The former Kansas star was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday a day after being cut by the Chiefs (again).
McDougald made Andy Reid’s initial 53-man roster but was a casualty of the seven waiver claims made right after the final cut downs. He was almost immediately added back to the active roster when fellow-rookie Sanders Commings was placed on injured reserve/designated to return.
The rookie took the trip back to the practice squad when injury issues at tight end forced the Chiefs to add depth at the position. He was released again this week when Commings was activated and the team hoped to put him back on the practice squad.
As the Chiefs will quickly find out, they can no longer expect to freely pass players from the active roster and practice squad without worrying about poaching. Defensive players will be especially vulnerable as Bob Sutton’s unit continues to impress.