Chiefs Make Another Late Saturday Roster Move

It’s become part of the weekly routine with the Chiefs personnel that a player moves off the roster the night before the game and is replaced by someone moving up from the practice squad.

It happened again Saturday when the Chiefs released G Rich Ranglin from the 53-man roster. The open spot was filled with the promotion of WR Jamar Newsome. The 25-year old Florida native will wear No. 84.

Ranglin got bumped up from the practice squad last Saturday because of concerns about offensive line depth with both C/G Ryan Lilja and G Jon Asamoah out of the game due to injury. Although he was active, Ranglin did not get on the field against Cincinnati last Sunday.

The 6-0½, 201-pound Newsome joined the Chiefs some 51 weeks ago when he was signed to the practice squad. The Florida native had stints with Jacksonville and Pittsburgh before joining the Chiefs, including play in two games in the 2011 regular season with the Jaguars. He played in 36 games at the University of Central Florida, catching 65 passes for 986 yards and seven TDs. Also, he might be used as a kickoff returner, as he took back 12 kicks at UCF for an average return of 34.4 yards.

There have been two wide receivers on the injury report this past week in Dwayne Bowe and Jon Baldwin. Both had neck injuries, Bowe suffered his last Sunday and Baldwin’s came in the Monday night game in Pittsburgh and he did not play against the Bengals last weekend. Head coach Romeo Crennel indicated he thought both would play against the Broncos.

Ranglin played in the Arena Football League for three seasons and played his collegiately at Central Connecticut State University, the alma mater of Chiefs GM Scott Pioli.

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