After trading QB Tyler Thigpen to the Miami Dolphins, Scott Pioli continued to alter the Kansas City Chiefs roster.
The team announced they have released CB Ricardo Colclough, LB Monty Beisel and TE Tom Crabtree. Colclough and Beisel were on the 53-man roster and Crabtree was on the practice squad.
To fill two of their open spots, the Chiefs signed free agent TE Leonard Pope to the 53-man and OT Chris Patrick to the practice squad.
Pope was with the Arizona Cardinals from 2006-07 and played under Chiefs head coach Todd Haley.
Patrick was most recently with the Eagles and was released on August 31st.
There are still two spots on the 53-man roster that will be filled via free agency or the practice squad before practice tomorrow.
The only surprise here in Beisel. He is a big special teams guy and someone specifically brought in by Haley and Pioli, not a Herm-holdover. Even though he is being cut by one of the worst teams in the league, Beisel will find work somewhere. There is always a demand for hard working special teamers.
I could see Crabtree being re-signed to the practice squad if WR Lance Long is promoted to the big club before tomorrow’s practice.