The Kansas City Chiefs corrected an imbalance of sorts on their roster when they claimed a defensive lineman, Damion Square, off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles and released a tight end, Richard Gordon.
Before adding Square, the Chiefs had only five defensive linemen. Before releasing Gordon, they had four tight ends.
The 6-foot-2, 293-pound Square played in 10 games last season for the Eagles as a backup. He will likewise be a backup for the Chiefs, but this move might eventually be more than a minor one.
The Chiefs were awarded seven players off waivers at this time last year and four are still with the team: cornerbacks Marcus Cooper and Ron Parker, linebacker James-Michael Johnson and defensive lineman Jaye Howard.