Langford Added To 53-Man Roster; Berry To Injured Reserve

Posted Sep 14, 2011

FB Shane Bannon and OL Butch Lewis return to practice squad

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the club has signed S Reshard Langford and placed S Eric Berry on injured reserve.

Langford (6-1, 213) has played in six games in two seasons with Kansas City (2009-10), recording eight special teams tackles. He originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Philadelphia in 2009. He started all 48 games at Vanderbilt, totaling 247 tackles (169 solo), 11 INTs and 19 passes defensed. Langford was a running back and safety at Tanner High School in Tanner, Ala.

Berry (6-0, 211) has started 17 games with Kansas City (2010-11), registering 126 tackles (82 solo), 2.0 sacks (-11.0 yards) and six QB pressures. He also has four interceptions for 102 yards with a TD, 13 passes defensed and a forced fumble. He has added nine special teams tackles. He entered the NFL as a first-round pick (fifth overall) of Kansas City in the 2010 draft.

The Fairburn, Ga. native started 39 games at Tennessee, posting 245 tackles (157 solo), 17.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks (-11.0 yards) and 14 INTs for 494 yards with three TDs.

The Chiefs also announced that the club has added FB Shane Bannon and OL Butch Lewis to the practice squad. The team released TE Kyle Nelson and OL Lucas Patterson from the practice squad.

Bannon (6-3, 267) joined the Chiefs as the club’s seventh-round pick (223rd overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft. He saw action in 28 games (10 starts) at Yale, rushing two times with a touchdown and catching 16 passes for 147 yards (9.2 avg.) with two TDs. He registered a career-high 13 receptions for 122 yards with a TD as a senior.

Bannon played running back and defensive line at Pomperaug High School in Southbury, Conn.

Lewis (6-5, 295) entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Kansas City in 2011. He played in 46 games (24 starts) at USC. The Denver, Colo. native was a Parade All-American at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colo.

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