Sep 9, 2013; Landover, MD; Eagles defensive end Damion Square (77) reacts after the Eagles recorded a safety against the Washington Redskins at FedEX Field. Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs claimed defensive lineman Damion Square off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles, a source confirmed Sunday morning with ChiefsSpin.com.
The 6-3, 286-pound Square originally entered the league in 2013 as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama. He appeared in 10 games last season before the Eagles released him Saturday.
The Chiefs confirmed the transaction later Sunday afternoon. The Chiefs announced the release of tight end Richard Gordon, a fourth-year pro out of Miami, to make room on the 53-man roster.
Gordon, who entered the league as a 2011 sixth-round pick of the Oakland Raiders, spent the latter part of the 2013 season with the Chiefs after a stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Square joins Dontari Poe, Vance Walker, Allen Bailey, Mike DeVito and Jaye Howard on the defensive line. Square also provides depth with second-year pro Mike Catapano (illness) starting the season on the reserve/non-football injury list.
The release of Gordon gives the Chiefs three tight ends: Anthony Fasano, Travis Kelce and Demetrius Harris.
ESPN’s Josina Anderson was the first to report the Chiefs claiming of Square off waivers.