The Chiefs made a few moves on Saturday, including sending Dorian O’Daniel to IR.
The Kansas City Chiefs made a few roster moves on Saturday ahead of their scheduled Sunday night matchup with the Denver Broncos. The team moved linebacker Dorian O’Daniel to injured reserve and activated offensive linemen Stefen Wisniewski and defensive back Chris Lammons from the practice squad.
O’Daniel has missed practice all this week after suffering a sprained ankle in the Chiefs win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12. Apparently the injury is bad enough to warrant missing the next three games, which means the team’s special teams units will take a hit there. That’s likely a place where Lammons will fit in, if active, considering O’Daniel is not typically utilized on defense by coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.
As for Wisniewski, the Chiefs re-signed him earlier in November after his release from the Pittsburgh Steelers with an injury settlement. Wisniewski signed with K.C. last season and worked his way up the depth chart into a starting role at left guard. Wisniewski signed with his hometown Steelers this offseason, but he was injured in Week 1 and was placed on IR. By the time he was set to return, younger players had taken over his role and Wisniewski was allowed to become a free agent.
Wisniewski could give the Chiefs options at left guard this season as well. The spot was originally Kelechi Osemele‘s to start the year, but after his knee injuries, Mike Remmers took over. However that was short lived since Mitch Schwartz began to miss games with a back injury which forced Remmers to the right side. Nick Allegretti has been earning starter’s reps since then.
The Chiefs also added Lammons to the mix, a player who has been hanging on the roster for the last calendar year. The Chiefs signed Lammons last December. He earned playing time in 12 games last season for the Miami Dolphins.