KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Chiefs quickly filled the open spot on their roster by claiming offensive lineman Hayworth Hicks off waivers from the Jets. The former Iowa State standout entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Colts in April. He spent time on their practice squad before New York signed him to their roster. Hicks did not see game action for the Jets. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel explained the decision to sign the rookie.
"He's a big, strong, physical offensive lineman. So we think he might be able to fit in with our offensive line, so we claimed him and we got him and he's getting physicals this morning and when he can get out there he'll get out there and we will start indoctrinating him into the program."
The team also signed linebacker Quan Sturdivant to the practice squad. He was a sixth-round pick of the Cardinals in the 2011 draft. He spent time on Arizona's practice squad before being released in August. Crennel indicated Sturdivant could be elevated to the active roster in the near future.
"He was on Arizona's practice squad last year, was in training camp with them earlier this year. So possibly he might be able to help us on special teams and at the linebacker spot."
The club released kicker Matt Szymanski from the practice squad to clear a spot for Sturdivant.