Chiefs Move O-Lineman To The Active Roster

The Chiefs filled the roster spot created by the release of TE Kevin Brock by promoting G Rokevious Watkins from the practice squad.

To fill Watkins’ spot on the practice squad the Chiefs signed TE Dominique Jones.

Watkins is 6-3, 338 pounds out of the University of South Carolina and he came into the league as a fifth-round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. He played one game that season and was released at the start of training camp 2013 when he reported overweight. He was then signed by the Chiefs on August 3rd. Watkins was released as part of the team’s final pre-season cutdown on August 31st and was signed to the practice squad on September 1st. He’s out of Fairburn, Georgia, where he played high school football with Chiefs SS Eric Berry.

Jones is 6-3, 270 pounds and entered the NFL in 2012 with the Indianapolis Colts. He spent two stints last year on the Colts practice squad and also three weeks on the Miami Dolphins practice squad. Jones was on the Colts active roster this season, appearing in 10 games over the last two seasons, catching 3 passes for 42 yards. A native of San Diego, Jones came out of college in 2011 and played that year in the United Football League with the Sacramento franchise. He also played for the Reading, Pennsylvania franchise in the Indoor Football League. Jones played at Shepherd University, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, a Division II program.

4 Responses to “Chiefs Move O-Lineman To The Active Roster”

  • October 30, 2013  - KC_Guy says:

    That’s a BIG TE … not that blown-up WR type …

    Just wonder why they don’t like Steve Maneri.

  • October 30, 2013  - el cid says:

    Not all that concerned about who is on the practice squad, thought they were for development and any other team can poach one if they have a need.

    As opposed to Watkins, wonder if there was not a player on some other team’s practice squad or off the street of more value (and I like Reid). Cummings is coming back so Watkins is no answer to anything. Why waste the time or pay?

  • October 30, 2013  - kc arrowhead says:

    Could be the Chiefs became aware that another team was about to sign Watkins off their practice squad and they like him; so they brought him to the active roster. They must like him a great deal because they already have another guard on the active roster (Rishaw Johnson) who hasn’t really played much this season. Jeff Allen is a little banged up and they need insurance, but two guards aside from Geoff Schwartz seems like a lot of guys. Watkins is considered a talented player with weight issues, which pushed him down to RD 5 when the Rams took him. They must have got him worked through the weight thing. It’s an interesting situation.

    I thought Maneri was decent, but I think McGrath is a much, much better player. With Dominique Jones you get a developmental blocking TE to go along with your developmental receiving TE (Demetrius Harris). KC and Reid love TE’s, obviously.

    There may be players on other team’s PS or the street worth bringing in; maybe a WR or RB? I’m sure Dorsey will bring them in if he thinks it’s worth it.

  • October 31, 2013  - el cid says:

    kc, you are dead on in your comments. Several sites have reported there was interest from other teams in Watkins.

    Only….does not Charles need a blow now and then? Or someone who can help Bowe lose his “best blocking” WR award?

    You already said it, just do not understand the thinking behind their moves.

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