Kyle Shurmur returns to Kansas City Chiefs practice squad
By Matt Conner
After quarterback Kyle Shurmur went unclaimed on waivers, the Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed him to the practice squad.
Per the NFL’s transactions report, first-year quarterback Kyle Shurmur recently went through waivers unclaimed and it didn’t take long for the Kansas City Chiefs to re-sign him to the team’s practice squad.
The Chiefs recently played a bit of carousel at quarterback that led to Shurmur’s ascension onto the active roster and then release onto waivers due to a change in status to a couple players above him in the pecking order.
Patrick Mahomes has been sitting out due to a knee injury (not to mention a sore ankle) which forced the Chiefs to go with Matt Moore as a starter. Shurmur was elevated from the practice squad to back up Moore given that the team had no real options from there.
However, Mahomes’ injury was perfectly timed with the return of veteran backup Chad Henne at midseason, who was lost for the first half of the year due to preseason ankle surgery. Henne’s return combined with Moore’s presence as a free agent signing combined with Shurmur’s ascension made for a bit of musical chairs. Thus after a single week, Shurmur was placed back on waivers before signing with the team’s practice squad.
Shurmur signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent and beat out Chase Litton for a spot on the practice squad as the team’s developmental quarterback. Shurmur is the son of New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur and was a longtime starter at Vanderbilt.
At of press time, this is a complete look at the Chiefs practice squad:
- Alex Brown, defensive back
- Gehrig Dieter, wide receiver
- Jody Fortson, wide receiver
- Braxton Hoyett, defensive tackle
- Ryan Hunter, offensive lineman
- Nick Keizer, tight end
- Alize Mack, tight end
- Cameron Malveaux, defensive end
- Kyle Shurmur, quarterback
- Emmanuel Smith, linebacker