Chiefs Claim DT Anthony Toribio; Release Lawrence

The Kansas City Chiefs cut their roster down to 53 on Saturday, but weren’t done making moves.  Today they announced that they were awarded DT Anthony Toribio on waivers.  To make room for their newest defensive lineman, the team released WR Quinten Lawrence.

Toribio (6-1, 315) played in one game with Green Bay in 2009 after originally entering the NFL as a rookie free agent with Miami in 2008.  He recorded 59 tackles, 21.0 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks in four seasons at Carson-Newman.  Toribio earned all-state honors as a senior at Miami Central High School in Miami, Florida.

Lawrence (6-0, 184) saw duty in six games with Kansas City in 2009, returning 16 kickoffs for 317 yards.  The Carencro, Louisiana native played collegiately at McNeese State, catching 99 passes for 1,905 yards with 15 TDs.

Once Jeremy Horne emerged in training camp, it was only a matter of time before Lawrence was sent packing even with the injury to Jerheme Urban.  Look for the second year receiver to find his way onto the practice squad.

I’d be lying if I remembered anything about Toribio from the Chiefs-Packers game.  But he is a big body that was playing on a solid defense and now comes to a team very thin on the inside.  We should get to see plenty of him right off the bat with so few big men to rotate inside.

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