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.