The Kansas City Chiefs have signed S Reshard Langford to the 53-man roster from Philadelphia’s practice squad.
Langford spent the first 15 weeks of the season on the Eagles practice squad. He was a part of Philadelphia’s final cuts before the season and signed to the PS on September 7th.
He was a four year starter at Vanderbilt, recording 247 tackles and 8 INTs all while never missing a game because of injury. Scouts viewed Langford as a prototypical strong safety with a strong build and a linebacker mentality.
During Haley’s press conference he was asked why more struggling team’s don’t poach from the practice squad’s of the better teams in the league and I couldn’t agree more.
It seems so simple, but makes perfect sense: the 60th player of a first place team is better than the 53rd guy on a last place squad. That doesn’t mean Langford will play the last week of the year and be the answer to the Chiefs safety problems, but it will give them a chance to evaluate a player the entire offseason that was nearly playing for the 10-4 Philadelphia Eagles.