Chiefs Release Practice Squad OL

The Kansas City Chiefs made a minor roster move Tuesday, releasing OL Tommie Draheim from the practice squad. Taking his spot on the roster is another offensive lineman, Rokevious Watkins.

Though he was assigned to the initial practice squad following final cuts, Watkins didn’t count against the roster in Week 1 due to a suspension. With him coming back, a player had to go and the Chiefs decided to cut ties to Draheim and not Rishaw Johnson, who had been most recently signed to the practice squad.

Draheim entered the NFL last year as an undrafted free agent out of San Diego State with new Chiefs GM  John Dorsey and the Green Bay Packers. He was cut just before the start of the regular season, but was quickly signed by the Seattle Seahawks.

After just a week in Seattle, he moved on to the New England Patriots for another short stay before landing on the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad.

Being familiar with Andy Reid’s offense, Draheim is a name to remember if their depth is challenged throughout the season.

A 2012 fifth-round pick of the St. Louis Rams, Watkins played in just one game as a rookie though he was hampered by an ankle injury. He attended the same high school in Georgia as Kansas City S Eric Berry.

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