Chiefs Announce Roster Moves

The Chiefs announce a number of roster moves following their week one match up against the Titans

The Kansas City Chiefs announced roster moves on Tuesday, including the signing of defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson. Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe will return to the 53-man roster from reserve/suspension and the team has elevated linebacker Jerry Franklin to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. The Chiefs have placed linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive end Mike DeVito on injured reserve. The club has waived defensive back Daniel Sorensen.

Vickerson (6-5, 328)has played in 71 games (43 starts) in seven NFL seasons with the Denver Broncos (2010-13) and Tennessee Titans (2007-09). His career numbers include 153 tackles (111 solo), 6.5 sacks (-31.5 yards), 17 tackles for loss, 21 pressures and two forced fumbles. He owns one fumble recovery and one interception. Vickerson originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft selection (216th overall) of the Miami Dolphins in the 2005 NFL Draft. In his first season with the Dolphins he was placed on injured reserve and in 2006 was inactive for all 16 games. He played collegiately at Michigan State and prepped at Martin Luther King High School in Detroit, Michigan.

Additionally, the team announced several practice squad transactions. The Chiefs have waived fullback Jordan Campbell, center Ben Gottschalk, defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo and wide receiver Darryl Surgent. Kansas City has signed wide receiver Armon Binns, tackle Curtis Feigt, tight end Adam Schiltz, cornerback Robert Steeples and defensive tackle Jerel Worthy to the practice squad.

Signed to 53-Man Roster

Player                                 Pos.       Ht.         Wt.          College                    Hometown

Kevin Vickerson                   DL          6-5         328          Michigan State           Detroit, Mich.


Return from Reserve/Suspended

Player                                 Pos.       Ht.         Wt.          College                    Hometown

Dwayne Bowe                      WR        6-2         221          LSU                          Miami, Fla.

Elevated from Chiefs Practice Squad to 53-Man Roster

Player                                 Pos.       Ht.         Wt.          College                    Hometown

Jerry Franklin                       LB          6-1         245          Arkansas                   Marion, Ark.


Signed to Practice Squad

Player                                 Pos.       Ht.         Wt.          College                    Hometown

Armon Binns                        WR        6-3         211          Cincinnati                  Pasadena, Calif.

Curtis Feigt                          T            6-6         310          West Virginia             Mercersburg, Pa.

Adam Schiltz                        TE          6-4         256          Emporia State            Ponca City, Okla.

Robert Steeples                    CB         6-1         195          Memphis                   St. Louis, Mo.

Jerel Worthy                        DT          6-2         308          Michigan State           Huber Heights, Ohio


Placed on Injured Reserve

Player                                 Pos.       Ht.         Wt.          College                    Hometown

Mike DeVito                         DE         6-3         305          Maine                        Wellfleet, Mass.

Derrick Johnson                   LB          6-3         242          Texas                       Waco, Texas


Waived From 53-Man Roster

Player                                 Pos.       Ht.         Wt.          College                    Hometown

Daniel Sorensen                   S            6-2         208          BYU                         Colton, Calif.

Waived From Practice Squad

Player                                 Pos.       Ht.         Wt.          College                    Hometown

Jordan Campbell                   FB          5-11       240          NM-Highlands            Corona, Calif.

Hebron Fangupo                   DT          6-0         324          BYU                         Orange Country, Calif.

Ben Gottschalk                     C           6-5         293          SMU                         Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Darryl Surgent                      WR        6-0         195          Louisiana-Lafayette    Alexandria, La.

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