After cutting their roster down to 53, the Kansas City Chiefs announced that they have signed 8 of the players cut to their practice squad.
DT Garrett Brown, DE/DT Dion Gales, T Bobby Greenwood, G Darryl Harris, QB Tyler Palko, S Ricky Price, WR Verran Tucker and LB Pierre Walters.
The Chiefs have talked a lot about continuing to improve the team and if you compare this squad with last year’s, it’s pretty clear the franchise has taken a step forward. When you have six players that all could line up and play next Monday in Brown, Gales, Harris, Palko, Price and Walters, that’s not a bad place to be.
Being able to keep Palko around on the practice squad will allow the team to stick with two quarterbacks on the active roster, giving the Chiefs valuable flexibility.
If Harris can get back on the field over the next couple of weeks, he is probably the most likely to be the first player signed to the active roster. He showed at the beginning of training camp that he could hold his own on the first team and just needs to get himself back into game shape.
The most intriguing of the whole squad could be Greenwood. Still young in his transition from defense to offense, he will get a chance to learn how to play tackle while putting in some reps on the scout team. He’s the perfect example of the type of project that should develop on the practice squad.