Chiefs Waive Ranglin, Promote Newsome

Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced that the club has waived offensive lineman Rich Ranglin and have elevated WR Jamar Newsome from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

This is somewhat interesting, considering the injuries piling up along the KC offensive line. The Chiefs are relatively healthy at the WR position.

Here is a bit on Ranglin and Newsome from KCChiefs.com:

Newsome (6-1, 201) originally joined the Chiefs practice squad on Dec. 3, 2011. He played in two games with Jacksonville (2011) prior to arriving in Kansas City. He has also spent time on the Pittsburgh practice squad. Newsome played in 36 games for Central Florida, catching 65 passes for 986 yards and seven TDs. As a senior, he recorded 37 receptions for 616 yards and three TDs. He was an all-conference and All-Suncoast selection at Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport, Fla.

Ranglin (6-3, 315) joined the Chiefs as a free agent in 2012. He spent three seasons in the Arena Football League prior to joining Kansas City. He played for three different AFL clubs including the San Jose SaberCats (2012), the Kansas City Command (2011) and the Milwaukee Mustangs (formerly the Milwaukee Iron in 2010). He was a four-year letterman at Central Connecticut State.

I am ok with the move. Steve Breaston has been useless this season and Dexter McCluster has been a disappointment. The Chiefs aren’t going anywhere so they might as well evaluate the young guys on he roster…even if the people doing the evaluating won’t be back in 2013.

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs

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  • Sosodef

    @J_newsome1911 is one of the only chiefs this year to tweet me back! Lame I know, but for this reason (and because our wide receivers have not played up to par) I will be routing for him.

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