A report the Kansas City Chiefs had claimed defensive lineman Damion Square has been confirmed by the Chiefs. To make room on the roster the Chiefs waived tight end Richard Gordon.
#Chiefs transactions 8/31 Awarded via waivers: Damion Square, DT, Alabama Waived: Richard Gordon, TE, Miami
— Kansas City Chiefs (@KCChiefs) August 31, 2014
Square will provide the Chiefs with the needed depth at nose tackle while also boosting the defensive line depth to six active players on the roster. There was some though Square should have made the Philadelphia Eagles out of preseason but he was passed over for a drafted player. Kansas City may have come away with something of a steal here.
When Square plays inside as a tackle or guard he is at his best so far in his young career. His lone preseason sack and quarterback hits from this preseason came from the nose tackle position. He does, however, struggle against the run no matter where he plays. It will be interesting to see if a scheme change and a return to playing inside constantly will help him out.
Gordon was the fourth tight end on the Chiefs roster and was being held for depth purposes. There was some thought early in the preseason the Chiefs would try to trade him to get a late draft pick. His departure likely means he was the 53rd man on the roster when the Chiefs cut down yesterday.
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