KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs made roster moves Monday, but not the ones expected.
The first transaction affected the practice squad with the signing of wide receiver Armon Binns, a source confirmed with ChiefsSpin.com.
The 25-year-old Binns, a native of Los Angeles, played collegiately at Cincinnati and is a former teammate of tight end Travis Kelce.
Binns, who measure 6-3, 211 pounds, entered the league in 2011 as an undrafted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars before joining the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad. The Miami Dolphins claimed him off waivers from the Bengals in December 2012.
He has appeared in 11 career games and recorded 24 catches for 277 yards a touchdown. Binns missed the 2013 season with a torn ACL and MCL. He spent time with the Dolphins during the 2014 training camp, but was waived on Aug. 26.
While the Chiefs haven’t officially confirmed Binn’s signing, the team will need to make a move to accommodate the transaction since the squad previously sat the maximum of 10 players.
The Chiefs also waived cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke after reaching an injury settlement, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed early Monday afternoon with ChiefsSpin.
Van Dyke, whom the Chiefs originally waived as injured during the final roster cut downs, is eligible to return to the team in Week 12 provided he’s available, according to the source.
Also of note, former Chiefs cornerback Damond Smith passed through waivers unclaimed, according to Monday’s NFL Transaction report. The Chiefs originally waived Smith on Aug. 26 as injured with an abductor strain.
Meanwhile, the anticipated transactions will need to wait another day.
The Chiefs are expected to activate wide receiver Dwayne Bowe from the reserve/suspended list. Bowe served a one-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on substance abuse and is eligible to return.
The Chiefs are also likely to make moves surrounding inside linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive end Mike DeVito, both of whom suffered season-ending ruptured Achilles tendon injuries in Week 1’s loss against the Tennessee Titans.