When the Chiefs made their final cuts before Week 1, Scott Pioli and Todd Haley decided against ending Cameron Sheffield’s season by sending him to the IR. Today, Josh Looney reports that the team has changed course.
The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the club has signed LB Charlie Anderson. The team also placed LB Cameron Sheffield on injured reserve.
Anderson (6-4, 250) has played in 92 games (seven starts) with Houston (2004-07) and Miami (2008-09) and has also played in one postseason contest. He has recorded 62 tackles (42 solo), 7.5 sacks (-60.0 yards), two passes defensed, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Anderson originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick of Houston in 2004.
We have another Parcells connection! Anderson entered the league as a Texans draft pick, but he was one of the first free agents that Bill Parcells brought to Miami after taking over football operations in 2008.
Anderson is known as a big-time special teams contributor, something that will give him a chance to be one of the 45 active players this week against Cleveland. He also brings some versatility on defense having spent some time at inside linebacker with the Dolphins in addition to his duties outside.