The Kansas City Chiefs made a tweak to their practice squad before Sunday’s game with the Buffalo Bills by signing TE Kyle Nelson. The team released OL Butch Lewis to make room for Nelson.
Nelson spent training camp with the New Orleans Saints after going undrafted out of New Mexico State. Even though he’s listed as a tight end, Nelson was a long snapper for the Saints and came into the league looking to catch on doing that job.
The Chiefs are thin at tight end, but are set with Thomas Gafford as their long snapper, making this a bit of an odd decision. A 25-year old rookie that only caught 66 passes in his college career and is just 6-2, 240 isn’t likely to help much during practice. Especially at the expense of a versatile — albeit a project — rookie lineman like Lewis.