Earlier today the Kansas City Chiefs announced their roster cuts to get down to their required 53 man roster. However, they weren’t done there. Just hours after the cuts were announced the Chiefs tweeted the following:
Along with today's moves, the team has also traded LB Edgar Jones to the Cowboys for an undisclosed draft pick.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@KCChiefs) September 1, 2013
Jones had a solid camp and preseason and was a good special teams contributor. It’s a safe bet that the undisclosed draft pick is a late rounder. Best case scenario is probably a 6th rounder, but a 7th rounder is more likely for a backup/special teams player.
If I’m not mistaken, I believe the Cowboys starting OLB, Anthony Spencer, is out for a few weeks, so Dallas may be looking for a temporary fill in until he is healthy.
Normally a guy like Jones, who is a solid all-around player and good special teams contributor, isn’t a guy you’d part with. However, with the signing of Frank Zombo this offseason, the emergence of Josh Martin in the preseason, and the drafting of Mike Catapano who can play both DE and OLB, the Chiefs had enough depth behind starters Tamba Hali and Justin Houston to make this move.
This move also leaves KC a man short of a complete 53 man roster. A sign that they probably already have a claim in on someone that was released today. The Chiefs would be assured of getting anyone they put a claim on since they have top waiver priority because of their record last season. With Tony Moeaki released and Travis Kelce a little banged up, my money would be on a TE. Clay Harbor, who was drafted by Andy Reid and had 25 receptions last season is now available, as is Green Bay’s DJ Williams who was drafted during new GM John Dorsey’s tenure there. We should know who is taking Jones spot tomorrow.
Regardless, Edgar Jones is now a Cowboy. I wish him well, he was a solid player for KC.