The Kansas City Chiefs made a couple of moves to add veteran offensive players to the practice squad on Monday.
Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach is shoring up the team’s depth and experience on the offensive side heading into the stretch run of the regular season. On Monday, the Chiefs added running back Melvin Gordon to the practice squad. Then later in the day, NFL reporter Tom Pelissero had word that the Chiefs also signed wide receiver Bryan Edwards as well.
Edwards should be familiar to Chiefs fans as a former member of the Las Vegas Raiders roster, a foe who is familiar given the AFC West rivals play twice each season.
The Raiders selected Edwards in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft after setting several career receiving marks at the University of South Carolina. He profiles as a bigger receiver at 6’3, 212 lbs., but he could never turn the corner for the Raiders and was jettisoned after just two seasons—like most of the draft picks during the Mike Mayock era as general manager.
Edwards showed solid production in his second season with 34 catches for 571 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2020 but the Raiders weren’t interested in investing further in his growth. They traded Edwards before the 2021 season to the Atlanta Falcons for a swap of picks, gaining a fifth in exchange for a seventh-round selection.
Unfortunately for Edwards, his stint in Atlanta wasn’t memorable at all and he was released on November 24 after catching only 3 passes for 15 yards in scant playing time in seven games this year.
Defensive end Azur Kamara was let go from the practice squad to make room for Edwards.