The Kansas City Chiefs signed OT Barry Richardson to the 53-man roster, the team announced today.
Richardson was a sixth round pick of the Chiefs in 2008 and appeared in 6 games last season. He spent the first five weeks of this season on the Kansas City practice squad.
To make room for Richardson on the roster, the Chiefs released LB Justin Rogers. He has just been signed to the team on Wednesday.
Easy decision to make for the Chiefs as Rogers had barely been in town long enough to check into his hotel and the offensive line is dealing with multiple injury problems. Brandon Albert is out at left tackle with Wade Smith filling in for him and two of the reserve linemen (Ike Ndukwe and Andy Alleman) are nicked up.
Richardson had a terrible preseason — though he did show a little promise his rookie season — and will have to prove a lot on the field Sunday to bump either Ndukwe or Alleman off the roster. More likely than not he will be back on the practice squad as soon as Albert is healthy enough to play.