Chiefs ST coach Dave Toub: I’m going to miss Chris Lammons, he did a lot for us

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Cornerback Chris Lammons was a key part of the Chiefs’ special teams unit for the last two seasons, but he won’t be able to help them against the Bengals on Sunday.

The Chiefs waived Lammons early this week as they opened up a roster spot that running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire or tight end Jody Fortson could use if they’re activated from injured reserve ahead of the AFC Championship Game. Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub indicated that General Manager Brett Veach expected to re-sign Lammons to the practice squad after he cleared waivers, but the Bengals kiboshed that idea by claiming Lammons themselves.

Lammons won’t officially be added to the roster in Cincinnati until after the Super Bowl, so the Chiefs won’t have to play against him this weekend. Toub made it clear that the Chiefs will be missing him in the kicking game, however.

“It happens,” Toub said, via John Dillon of “Veach had a plan. He had a plan. He always has a plan, he’s a smart guy. Just didn’t work out, I guess, unfortunately for Lammons because now he’s not going to be able to play. So, it’s just the way it goes. Obviously, he was a good player for us. And for three years, did a lot for us and I want to thank him for that. I’m going to miss him, no question. But the future is still good for him.”

Lammons played 322 special teams snaps in the regular season and he played 23 snaps in last Saturday’s win over the Jaguars. He had eight tackles and a forced fumble in those appearances.

6 responses to “Chiefs ST coach Dave Toub: I’m going to miss Chris Lammons, he did a lot for us

  1. Claiming a player off waivers to deny your immediate opponents intended maneuver.That’s a new one on me and next level head games if nothing else.Go Bengals.I’d like to see Mike Brown win a Super Bowl and what a shame Paul Brown didn’t.

  2. good pick up for cincy. he will help out a lot next year. he has a good amount of game experience.

  3. If the Chiefs really cared about him playing, they wouldn’t have let him go. I don’t think is next level thinking. I think the wink nod days of 54/55 man rosters is over, at least in the playoffs.
    It’s just not rocket science when your opponents most experienced core special teamer is one button away from you paying him to watch the game on his couch.

  4. PS: This is a byproduct of the new return from injury rules. Season ending injuries to the two Chiefs would mean there would be no one on waivers.
    Devin Thomas saved the Giants SB run a decade plus ago against SF, recovering Kyle Williams punt return fumble. I forgot who popped the ball but he was the only Giant not blocked by SF. THAT was the ST mistake. Special teams is a big deal. They talk 3 phases all day long.

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