It appears that the rookie season of Chiefs tight end James O’Shaughnessy has come to a close.
The Chiefs announced Tuesday that O’Shaughnessy, a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft, has been placed on injured reserve. O’Shaughnessy missed Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos with a foot injury he suffered on Thursday. He did not practice Friday.
O’Shaughnessy, 23, caught six passes for 87 yards in the Chiefs’ first seven games. He was inactive for their eighth game, a 45-10 win over the Detroit Lions, because the Chiefs wanted to take advantage of Brian Parker’s in-line blocking skills.
Parker, 23, caught his first NFL pass against the Broncos. After logging 16 offensive snaps against the Lions, he played nine against Denver while starter Travis Kelce played 65 snaps and No. 2 tight end Demetrius Harris played 37.
Chiefs claim defensive tackle
To fill O’Shaughnessy’s spot on the 53-man roster, the Chiefs claimed David King off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.
King, 25, is listed as 6 feet 4 and 281 pounds. The former Oklahoma Sooner was a seventh-round draft pick in 2013 by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Since then he has also spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals. During his three-year NFL career he has recorded a total of four tackles, 1 1/2 sacks and two pass deflections.
Practice squad move
The Chiefs signed tight end Ross Travis to the practice squad.
Travis, 22, is an undrafted free agent who played basketball at Penn State. He spent a week on the Chiefs’ practice squad earlier this season. The 6-foot-7, 235-pounder was a forward who averaged 5.5 points and 6.3 rebounds as a senior in 2014.
To make room for Travis, the Chiefs released defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo.