More Roster Juggling

On Saturday the Kansas City Chiefs made their first roster move since training camp started when they signed Verran Tucker and waived David Grimes.  Today the team made a second move, cutting OL Andrew Lewis and adding LB John Russell.

Russell (6-4, 280) originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Green Bay in 2010.  He played in 51 games (29 starts) at Wake Forest, recording 137 tackles, 19.0 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, an INT, a pass defensed, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.

Lewis (6-4, 298) joined the Chiefs as a rookie free agent in 2010.  He played in 50 games (39 starts) at Oklahoma State.

It’s interesting they are listing Russell as a linebacker, because he played defensive line at Wake Forest and certainly seems better suited as a defensive end for the Chiefs.  In his first practice today he was lining up at outside linebacker, but he seems much more suited for DE.

If — and it’s a big if — he shows any sort of ability at OLB with that sort of size, he could make for the perfect practice squad project.

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