The Kansas City Chiefs will be without starting tight end Anthony Fasano this weekend, so they made an expected move Saturday to get a healthy body on the roster to play behind Sean McGrath.
Dominique Jones was promoted from the practice squad and wide receiver Chad Hall was released to make room on the roster. Jones came to Kansas City at the end of October and has been a member of the practice squad since.
As an undrafted free agent out of Shepherd University last year with the Indianapolis Colts, Jones managed to fight his way onto the field. He played in 10 games (three starts) for the Indy and caught three passes for 42 yards.
Don’t expect him to be Alex Smith’s favorite target on Sunday, but considering some of the options on the outside, he could find his way into a few catches the way McGrath did when he first got an opportunity.
Jones caught on with the Indianapolis Colts last year as an undrafted free agent out of tiny Shepherd University. In two seasons he has seen action in 10 games (three starts) with three catches for 42 yards, including six games this season.
Hall came to Kansas City from the Niners as part of a large group of waiver claims just after final cuts. He played in seven games for the Chiefs but only caught one pass for nine yards before being cut in favor of Kyle Williams on Nov. 13. He was re-signed nine days later when Williams went on IR with a torn ACL, played in one more game but did not make a catch.
I said it the first time he was cut and I’ll say it again: Hall definitely could find his way back to the Chiefs. Head coach Andy Reid clearly like Hall after working with him both in Philadelphia and Kansas City, but right now he’s just caught in a numbers crunch.