The Kansas City Chiefs were busy considering it was an off day. First the news of Dwayne Bowe’s arrest over the weekend broke and then added wide receiver Rashad Ross to the practice squad.
Ross was an undrafted free agent of the Tennessee Titans this year out of Arizona State. He spent time on the Titans practice squad before being released at the end of last month.
In college the wide receiver caught 55 passes for 864 yards with seven touchdowns and also turned in two return touchdowns over two seasons. He is the latest Chiefs player to bring sprinter speed to the field having been clocked at 4.36 in the 40-yard dash.
To make room on the practice squad for Ross, the Chiefs parted ways with Chandler Burden, another former Titans player. The guard also spent time with the Miami Dolphins before signing with Kansas City early in October.
Burden signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent out of Kentucky in 2012. Though he didn’t stick with the Titans, he caught on with the Miami Dolphins as a member of their practice squad for the season.
The offensive lineman was cut in August and it’s curious he couldn’t find his way back to the Dolphins practice squad considering his familiarity with the system.
When the Chiefs cut ties with Drakeford, it seemed like they were making room to sign one of the tight ends they worked out this week. But Burden helps with another injury-plagued position that has four of the five starters currently on the Kansas City injury report.