The Kansas City Chiefs have an unexpected gap to fill on their practice squad after the Jacksonville Jaguars signed DT Jerome Long to their active roster.
A rookie out of San Diego State, Long was a seventh-round pick of the Chiefs in 2012 but didn’t survive final cuts. He was immediately signed to the Kansas City practice squad, where he’s spent the entire season, a rarity for a Chiefs squad that has seen quite a bit of turn over.
The Jaguars had an opening when they finally placed RB Maurice Jones-Drew on injured reserve with a foot injury that has sidelined him since the end of October.
Much like GM Scott Pioli’s other drafts with the Chiefs, the 2012 class hasn’t exactly set the world on fire. While Long is the only player from the eight-man class to leave the organization, only three — NT Dontarie Poe, G Jeff Allen and T Donald Stephenson — have made any notable contributions.
It’s not out of the realm of possibility those three linemen are the only players to be back with the Chiefs in 2013 from this year’s draft class.