The Chiefs have slightly revamped their offensive line depth. The Associated Press reports that the team has placed offensive lineman DillonGordon on the injured reserve. The organization has signed offensive lineman Alex Officer to take the open roster spot. The news was first reported by Matt Derrick of ChiefsDigest.com (via Twitter).
Gordon, a former LSU tight end, played in one NFL game with the Eagles during the 2016 season. He caught on with the Chiefs practice squad towards the end of the 2017 campaign, and he signed a reserve/future deal with the organization during the offseason. The lineman had been dealing with a shoulder injury for much of training camp.
While the 24-year-old was unlikely to play a major role for the Chiefs in 2018, he was still a solid developmental depth piece at offensive tackle. He would have still been eligible for the practice squad, but the offensive lineman will instead spend the upcoming season on the injured reserve.
Officer, 22, went undrafted out of Pittsburgh during this past year’s draft. The rookie briefly caught on with the Raiders before being let go in May. The six-foot-four, 291-pound lineman primarily plays offensive guard or center, and he’ll provided some much-needed depth as the Chiefs deal with several injuries. Of course, it’s still unlikely that Officer will end up making the roster, as he’ll have to compete with the likes of Jordan Devey,Cameron Erving,Parker Ehinger, Kahlil McKenzie, and Andrew Wylie for backup reps.
January 9th, 2018 at 6:03pm CST by Dallas Robinson
Here are the latest reserve/futures contract signings from around the NFL. These deals will go into effect on the first day of the 2018 league year, with players joining their respective clubs’ offseason 90-man rosters:
September 3rd, 2017 at 3:56pm CST by Dallas Robinson
Listed below are the Sunday roster moves for the four NFC East teams. Following the 53-man roster cutdown deadline yesterday, many teams will make slight tweaks to their rosters, claiming players off waivers or signing guys who clear waivers. Those transactions for the Cowboys, Giants, Eagles, and Redskins are noted below.
Additionally, as of 12:00pm CT today, teams can begin constructing their 10-man practice squads. You can check out our glossary entry on practice squads to brush up on those changes, as well as all the other guidelines that govern the 10-man units, whose players practice with the team but aren’t eligible to suit up on Sundays.
Here are Sunday’s NFC East transactions, which will continue to be updated throughout the day:
Gerry was a fifth-round pick of the Eagles, so it’s a surprise to see that he did not make the cut. Then again, he had the tough task of converting from safety to linebacker this offseason, so the transition could take a little longer. He could be a candidate for the Eagles’ practice squad.
The Eagles are the latest NFL team to announce their undrafted free agent class, tweeting out the names of 16 new additions to their roster today. Philadelphia’s list of rookie free agents includes four wide receivers, three defensive tackles, and a pair of running backs. Here’s the full breakdown: