Chiefs place TE James O’Shaughnessy on IR, awarded DL David King off waivers

Sept. 28, 2015; Green Bay, WI; Chiefs rookie tight end James O'Shaughnessy warms up before the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Sept. 28, 2015; Green Bay, WI; Chiefs rookie tight end James O’Shaughnessy warms up before the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs on Tuesday made a series of moves on the 53-man roster and 10-man practice squad.

The Chiefs placed rookie tight end James O’Shaughnessy on injured reserve with a broken foot, and were awarded defensive lineman David King off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks in a corresponding move

O’Shaughnessy, a fifth-round selection out of Illinois State in May’s NFL Draft, suffered the injury during practice in the days leading to Week 10’s game against the Denver Broncos.

The 6-4, 245-pound O’Shaughnessy finishes the season appearing in seven games, totaling six catches for 87 yards on nine targets.

The Chiefs are left with three tight ends on the active 53-man roster: Travis Kelce, Demetrius Harris and rookie Brian Parker.

The addition of King bolsters depth on the defensive line with defensive end Allen Bailey dealing with a calf injury. Bailey did not play in Week 10’s game against the Broncos.

The 6-4, 281-pound King originally entered the in 2013 out of Oklahoma as a seventh-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles. Seattle signed King off the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad in December 2014.

King has seven career appearances, all with the Seahawks, totaling three tackles, 1 ½ sacks and two passes defensed.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs released defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo from the practice squad and signed rookie tight end Ross Travis to take Fangupo’s spot.

The 6-7, 235-pound Travis, who played basketball at Penn State, was on the Chiefs practice squad to start the season before being waived on Sept. 14.

The 6-0, 324-pound Fangupo spent the entire season on the practice squad prior to his release. Fangupo was also with the Chiefs in 2014.

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Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.

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