Chiefs Promote Rishaw Johnson To 53-Man Roster

On their day off, the Kansas City Chiefs tinkered with the bottom of their roster by promoting G Rishaw Johnson from the practice squad and waiving LB Josh Martin.

Johnson first made his way to the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of California University of Pennsylvania with the Seattle Seahawks. After spending time on the Seattle practice squad in 2012, Johnson was released as part of their final cuts this year.

With starting guard Jeff Allen dealing with a groin strain, Johnson has a chance to be on the game day roster this Sunday against the New York Giants. Last Thursday in Philadelphia, only Johnson’s college teammate Eric Kush was inactive among the offensive linemen on the 53-man roster.

Martin made the Chiefs roster after signing in May as an undrafted free agent out of Columbia University. He was inactive each of the first three games of the regular season, but he seven tackles, a sack and forced fumble in four preseason games.

Unless he finds room on another team’s active roster, expect to see Martin land on the Kansas City practice squad.

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