Dalton Schoen

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/28/21

Today’s practice squad moves:

Arizona Cardinals

Baltimore Ravens

Carolina Panthers

Cleveland Browns

Indianapolis Colts

New Orleans Saints

New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles

Tennessee Titans

Seattle Seahawks

Washington Football Team

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/17/21

Here are Friday’s practice squad decisions:

Atlanta Falcons

Dallas Cowboys

  • Placed on practice squad IR: WR Osiris Mitchell

New Orleans Saints

Washington Football Team

Chiefs Reach 53-Man Limit

The two-time defending AFC champions pared their roster to 53 players Tuesday. Following some early cuts Monday, here are the rest of the moves the Chiefs made to get there:

Released:

Waived:

Placed on reserve/NFI list:

Placed on reserve/PUP list:

Long will miss the Chiefs’ first six games. The recently unretired offensive lineman suffered a knee injury in June. While Long was part of the Chiefs’ extensive offseason offensive line puzzle, the team made several moves to create O-line depth after its Super Bowl LV blocking debacle. Kansas City traded for left tackle Orlando Brown Jr., signed guard Joe Thuney and center Austin Blythe, and drafted center Creed Humphrey and guard Trey Smith. Long and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who opted out last year and came up in trade calls this week, are not expected to start but would stand to provide high-end depth on Kansas City’s retooled line.

 

The Chiefs took Powell in the fifth round. The Clemson alum would make sense as a practice squad candidate, but the Chiefs will run the risk of anther team claiming the rookie wideout and preventing such a scenario. Kansas City lost Sammy Watkins but returns the likes of Mecole Hardman, Byron Pringle and Demarcus Robinson as supporting-cast receivers.

Chiefs Sign Two Receivers To Reserve/Futures Deals

On the heels of their Super Bowl loss the Chiefs are doing some housekeeping and getting their offseason affairs in order. Kansas City signed receivers Gehrig Dieter and Dalton Schoen to reserve/futures contracts today.

Dieter is a familiar name to Chiefs fans, while Schoen is a new one. The 2021 season will be Dieter’s fifth in Kansas City after he signed with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2017. He’s bounced between the active roster and practice squad the past few years, catching only one pass for ten yards in four games this season. Dieter making it this far is already a pretty big success, as he only had 214 yards in his senior season at Alabama after transferring over from Bowling Green.

He’s also known for being close with Patrick Mahomes, which certainly doesn’t hurt his cause with the team. Schoen is a local kid who played college ball at Kansas State before signing with the Chargers as an UDFA this offseason. He failed to make the team and wasn’t heard of during the regular season before resurfacing now on this futures deal.

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