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With Jeff Allen hurting, Chiefs promote a guard from practice squad

Steven Hauschka, Rishaw Johnson AP

The Chiefs may not have left guard Jeff Allen in the lineup for Sunday’s matchup with the Giants, so they promoted another guard from the practice squad to assure they’ll have enough healthy bodies at the position come kickoff.

The team has elevated guard Rishaw Johnson to the 53-man roster. Johnson signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent last season and spent most of the season on the practice squad before being elevated to the active roster near the end of the season. He didn’t play in any games, however, and was cut at the end of preseason. The Chiefs signed him to their practice squad a few days later.

Allen is battling a groin injury and they were carrying eight offensive linemen on the roster before Johnson got the call on Tuesday, so the need for extra depth was a pretty obvious one in Kansas City.

The Chiefs waived linebacker Josh Martin, an undrafted rookie who played at Columbia, to open up a roster spot for Johnson.

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5 Responses to “With Jeff Allen hurting, Chiefs promote a guard from practice squad”
  1. trollhammer20 says: Sep 24, 2013 4:53 PM

    And with that, yet another Seattle cut makes it onto another team’s roster.

  2. jjackwagon says: Sep 24, 2013 4:59 PM

    That’s a stretch. Do you really want to go down the road of how many practice squad players get cut and then picked up by other teams?

  3. 12444uggg says: Sep 24, 2013 5:04 PM

    Maybe the can get Larry the Cable guy to fill in for Jeff Allen.

  4. kuranda84 says: Sep 24, 2013 6:28 PM

    Watch out. I thought this kid was good in Seattle. He might just turn some heads and become a star.

  5. tjjohnson98 says: Sep 24, 2013 6:43 PM

    Meh, Geoff Schwartz is a better guard than Jeff Allen anyway.

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