After cutting their roster to the league maximum of 53 players, the Kansas City Chiefs filled their practice squad today. Teams are permitted to sign up to eight players to their practice squad. You can read about what makes a player eligible for a practice squad here.
The Chiefs added seven players to the practice squad: CB Jackie Bates, TE Tom Crabtree, DE Dion Gales, DE Bobby Greenwood, G Darryl Harris, RB Javarris Williams and WR Rodney Wright.
The team also waived OT Barry Richardson to make room for Ryan O’Callaghan. The team claimed O’Callaghan off waivers earlier in the day.
A good group of players on the practice squad for the Chiefs to keep around and it leaves them one extra spot to work through as teams continue adding and cutting players.
It’s about time Richardson got his walking papers. I was surprised he survived the first two rounds of cuts after he spent most of the preseason games on his backside. I have to imagine that O’Callaghan will immediately become the starting right tackle, barring the Chiefs picking up a guy like Tony Pashos.