Chiefs news: Nick Bolton placed on injured reserve

The Chiefs have opened up another roster spot with the placement of Bolton on IR>
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Last Sunday, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Nick Bolton suffered a devastating wrist injury that had him in obvious pain and caused him to leave the team's contest against the Los Angeles Chargers. Shortly after the game, the Chiefs learned that he'd dislocated that wrist and announced he'd miss the next two months.

On Saturday, the Kansas City Chiefs officially made the corresponding roster move just before their next game against the Denver Broncos by placing Bolton on injured reserve.

The Chiefs have opened up another roster spot with the placement of Bolton on IR.

The Chiefs' placement of Bolton on injured reserve did not come with a corresponding move to fill a long-term roster spot, other than the promotion of Deon Bush for a single game from the practice squad. Bush will be back on the P.S. following Week 8.

So what does this mean for Bolton? It means he must miss at least the next four games for the Chiefs, but that was never in question in the first place. His diagnosis from the Chiefs' training staff placed his potential return at the two month mark, which meant a return for Bolton wasn't coming into view until the second half of December.

For the Chiefs, this open roster spot makes things intriguing on the verge of the NFL's trade deadline. It doesn't necessarily signal a move, but the Chiefs have two roster spots open at this point given the recent loss of wide receiver Justyn Ross to the league's exemption list following his arrest. Some sort of moves are coming after the Chiefs and the Broncos square off in Week 8.