Chiefs Shuffle Active Roster; Practice Squad

Who says you can’t tweak your roster days before a playoff game?  The Kansas City Chiefs made a trio of moves Wednesday, signing WR Kevin Curtis, placing DB Donald Washington on injured reserve and adding TE Cody Slate to the practice squad.

Curtis (6-0, 186) saw action in two games with Miami in 2010, recording one reception for six yards.  He has played in 81 career games (36 starts) with Miami (2010), Philadelphia (2007-09) and St. Louis (2003-06), catching 253 passes for 3,297 yards (13.0 avg.) with 20 TDs and rushing nine times for 39 yards.

Slate (6-4, 229) attended training camp with the Chiefs in 2010 after originally entering the NFL as a rookie free agent with the club.

Very interesting addition just a couple of days before a playoff game.  I can’t imagine that Curtis will be up and running in time to contribute on Sunday, but as a veteran that has played in big games in the past it’s not the craziest idea.  At the very least it allows the Chiefs to get a look at a player that could serve as a veteran presence next season replacing Chris Chambers.

Good to see Slate get another shot, even though we haven’t heard his name since the final few rounds of cuts in the presason.  He’s an undersized guy that put up big numbers at Marshall and likely would have been drafted if not for some lingering concerns from a knee injury.  Depending on where they Chiefs end up going with their depth at tight end, this could be a guy to watch.

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