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.