The Kansas City Chiefs have made a late roster move this evening, releasing linebacker Charlie Anderson in order to promote safety Ricky Price to the 53-man roster from the practice squad.
Why the late move, you ask?
Chances are this means either John McGraw or Kendrick Lewis is not going to be able to play Sunday. If this is a worst case scenario, both could be out.
McGraw joined the injury report on Thursday as he was limited with a knee injury.
Lewis has been battling a hamstring injury that kept him out of last week’s game against the Oakland Raiders.
The promotion of Price could mean the Chiefs are in trouble at safety. Last week, when Lewis was ruled out because of his hamstring injury, the Chiefs went with a combination of John McGraw and Donald Washington at free safety. Now however, with both McGraw and Lewis banged up, the addition of Price to the roster is likely a precautionary move. If either McGraw or Lewis is probable to sit out and the other is going to try to play through an injury, the Chiefs would be foolish to go into Sunday’s game with no depth behind Donald Washington.
Both McGraw and Lewis made the trip to Denver with the team so it is likely both will be game time decisions. We’ll get you the inactives shortly before tomorrow’s game.
Props to Matt who alerted us of this news in the comments of another thread. You guys are on the ball today!