Emmanuel Ogbah‘s contract year will conclude with an IR trip. A week after the fourth-year defensive end suffered a torn pectoral muscle, the Chiefs placed him on IR.
Kansas City promoted wide receiver Gehrig Dieter from its practice squad to take Ogbah’s roster spot. Dieter played in four games with the Chiefs last season.
The Chiefs acquired Ogbah in an offseason trade with the Browns. The former second-round pick recorded five sacks in 10 games, doing so despite mostly coming off the bench behind Frank Clark and Alex Okafor. Ogbah is due for unrestricted free agency in 2020, having registered 18 sacks in his career.
With Clark dealing with a pinched nerve and Okafor out, the Chiefs are suddenly limited at defensive end. Breeland Speaks, a 2018 second-round pick, is also on IR. This would stand to elevate 2017 second-rounder Tanoh Kpassagnon into the Chiefs’ starting lineup for Monday night’s game against the Chargers in Mexico City.