The not-so final Chiefs roster has already had its first changes and the club has signed up a full practice squad. That was the personnel business we found out about on Sunday with the Chiefs.
Claimed on waivers from the Green Bay Packers was NT Anthony Toribio (right). He’s 6-1, 315 pounds and a first-year player out of Carson-Newman in Tennessee, where he was a four-year starter.
Toribio was at Arrowhead Stadium last Thursday night and played against the Chiefs in the pre-season finale. He was given credit for one assisted tackle.
He signed with the Miami Dolphins after he was not selected in the 2008 NFL Draft, but was released on the final cut down before the regular season. He spent time on the Dolphins practice squad, but was released. He signed with the Packers practice squad late in the ’08 season and ended up being moved up to the active roster for two games, but he was not one of the game-day active players. In spent all of the ’09 season on the Packers practice squad until the final game, when he dressed and played in Green Bay’s game against Arizona.
Toribio is 25 years old and a native of Miami, Florida. His last name is pronounced tuh Rib ee oh.
To create a roster spot for Toribio, the Chiefs released WR Quinten Lawrence.
They also announced their eight-man practice squad on Sunday. All were players who were released on Saturday in the cut to 53. They were: NT Garrett Brown, DE Dion Gales, OT Bobby Greenwood, G Darryl Harris, QB Tyler Palko, CB/S Ricky Price, WR Verran Tucker and LB Pierre Walters.