Chiefs Tweak Roster Before Titans Game

The Kansas City Chiefs shuffled their roster before their game with the Tennessee Titans, promoting WR Quinten Lawrence from the practice squad and parting ways with CB Mike Richardson.

A sixth-round draft pick of the Chiefs in 2009, Lawrence played in six games last season and was a member of the practice squad for all 15 weeks this year.  He was active in Chiefs return game as a rookie, returning 16 kickoffs for 317 yards and also caught one pass for nine yards.

Richardson was signed on December 1st as an insurance policy to a then-ailing Chiefs secondary.  He was active for three games since his signing.

Interesting timing for the Chiefs and Lawrence.  They have been looking for a boost in the return game, but he never showed anything last year that Dexter McCluster and Javier Arenas haven’t done this season.  As a receiver?  Verran Tucker seems to be playing the role of young wideout playing opposite Dwayne Bowe.

Once the secondary got back to full healthy, it was just a matter of time that Richardson was released.  I’m just a little surprised Todd Haley didn’t opt for a bigger special teams guy like Pierre Walters or a receiver like Jeremy Horne who was more impressive earlier this season than Lawrence.

I will be curious to see if Lawrence will make the jump from practice squad all the way up to the active 45-man game day roster.

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