Chiefs make several practice squad moves

12/24/2013 2:01 PM

12/24/2013 2:01 PM

The Chiefs announced several practice squad moves on Tuesday, as they officially added former Missouri receiver Jerrell Jackson, fullback Eric Kettani and linebacker/defensive end Ridge Wilson to the practice squad roster.

Those three will essentially replace two players ― fullback Toben Opurum and tight end Jake Byrne ― who were poached off their practice squad roster Monday by other teams.

Opurum, a former Kansas star, was added to the Houston Texans' active roster, while Byrne joined the active roster of the San Diego Chargers ― the Chiefs' upcoming opponent.

The Chiefs also released receiver Fred Williams from the practice squad.

Jackson, who is listed at 6feet and 192 pounds, went undrafted in 2012 and has spent time with the Texans, Jaguars and Bears since then. He caught 113 passes for 1,434 yards and six touchdowns during his career at Missouri.

Kettani, who is listed at 6 feet 1 and 233 pounds, played football at Navy and went undrafted in 2009. He left the NFL for military service during training camp of that year and returned to join the Patriots' roster two years later. He later joined Washington's practice squad and was released in August. Kettani rushed for 2,091 yards and 15 touchdowns on 395 carries at Navy.

Wilson, who is listed at 6 feet 4 and 256 pounds, originally joined the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in May and was released on Aug. 31. He had 78 tackles and 3 ½ sacks in 32 games at West Alabama.

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