Sheffield To IR, Chiefs Sign LB Charlie Anderson

MIAMI - DECEMBER 14: Tackle Barry Sims #65 of the San Francisco 49ers tries to block linebacker Charlie Anderson #56 of the Miami Dolphins at Dolphin Stadium on December 14, 2008 in Miami, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the 49ers 14-9. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)


The Kansas City Chiefs rookie Cameron Sheffield was placed on injured reserve today ending his season.

Sheffield suffered a very serious looking neck injury in the team’s third preseason contest against the Eagles. For a while it appeared as though Sheffield would eventually return to action, as the Chiefs held a roster spot for him. Now, however, his season is over.

Taking Sheffield’s roster spot is linebacker Charlie Anderson. The Texans selected Anderson in the 6th round of the 2004 draft. He spend the 2008-2009 season with the Miami Dolphins.

More on Anderson from after the jump:

Anderson (6-4, 250) has played in 92 games (seven starts) with Houston (2004-07) and Miami (2008-09) and has also played in one postseason contest. He has recorded 62 tackles (42 solo), 7.5 sacks (-60.0 yards), two passes defensed, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Anderson originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick of Houston in 2004.

It stinks to lose Sheffield but of all the Chiefs rookies, he was the one expected to make the least impact. Unfortunately, he is now losing out on valuable developmental time.

We wish him a speedy recovery.

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