The Chiefs continued on Tuesday to manipulate their roster for game and practice needs by releasing DB Neiko Thorpe and re-signing OL Bryan Mattison.
Those two went in opposite directions on Saturday when Thorpe was promoted from the practice squad and Mattison was released.
Effectively, it gives the Chiefs a 54-man roster since Mattison is available for practice and likely would be designated an inactive player on Sunday. Thorpe will be re-signed to the practice squad in time for Wednesday’s workout and will be available to practice all week.
Thorpe got on the field for 13 special teams snaps against Baltimore.
The Chiefs have also worked out two players in recent days: former Oklahoma TE Brody Eldridge and former Louisiana-Monroe DE Aaron Morgan. Eldridge spent two seasons with Indianapolis and signed with St. Louis before this season. He served a 4-game NFL suspension for violating the performance enhancing drug regulations. Once he was activated, he was released by the Rams last week. The 6-5, 265-pounder is a native of LaCygne, Kansas and played at Oklahoma. He was a 5th-round choice of the Colts in 2010. He’s 25 years old.
Morgan was released late last week by Jacksonville after spending most of the last two seasons with the Jaguars. The 6-4, 238-pound New Orleans native signed with the Jaguars out of Louisiana-Monroe in 2010. Morgan has played in 11 NFL games.