The Kansas City Chiefs were busy on Tuesday, opening up two roster spots by cutting tight end Dominique Jones and wide receiver Jheranie Boyd. Jones was on the 53-man roster, while Boyd joined the practice squad a week ago.
Jones is being placed on the reserve/non-football illness list after being promoted to the active roster two weeks ago as the Chiefs tried to fill the gap left by Anthony Fasano’s injury. With Kansas City ending Jones’ season, they now have to fill his spot on the 53-man roster.
The most likely person to jump up and take that spot on the team is practice squad tight end Demetrius Harris. He knows the system, allowing him to be active this weekend without any issues. We should know the corresponding roster move before they take the practice field Wednesday.
Boyd, an undrafted rookie out of North Carolina, has already spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cincinnati Bengals and Winnipeg Blue Bombers (!). Considering Boyd’s 4.43 speed couldn’t keep him around for more than a week, I wouldn’t expect to see him back in Kansas City.
Considering the lack of healthy tight ends available to head coach Andy Reid, it would seem that’s the best bet for the open spot on the practice squad, at least until Fasano can get back on the field.