KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs made a series of roster moves amending their 53-man roster, sending Daniel Sorensen to injured reserve and re-signing veteran safety Ron Parker, who received his release from the Atlanta Falcons on Friday.
The club also made a surprise move releasing quarterback Matt McGloin, who had appeared to win the team’s No. 3 quarterback job on Saturday.
That move clears space for offensive lineman Ike Boettger, who the club claimed on waivers Sunday morning from the Buffalo Bills. The addition of Boettger leaves the Chiefs with 10 offensive linemen on the 53-man roster.
McGloin’s release leaves the Chiefs with just two quarterbacks on the active roster, started Patrick Mahomes and backup Chad Henne. The club also signed rookie Chase Litton to the practice squad Sunday.
Sorensen underwent surgery last month for a tibial plateau fracture. He’s scheduled for further evaluation after six weeks, but the injury expects to keep him out until at least Week 8. The Chiefs could designated Sorensen to return later in the season. He can return to practice after Week 6 or later and can be designated to return to the active roster after Week 8, depending on his recovery timetable.
Parker, who joined the Chiefs in 2013 off waivers from Seattle, emerged as a mainstay in the club’s secondary the last five seasons. But the Chiefs parted ways with Parker in March. He signed a one-year, $915,000 free agent deal with the Falcons in June.
His return provides insurance for the Chiefs, who suddenly have a young and inexperienced safety group behind their banged up veteran leader. Eric Berry has not practiced with the club since Aug. 11 while nursing a sore heel, putting both the team's expected starters on the sideline.
The club also has Eric Murray and fourth-round pick Armani Watts onboard. The Chiefs added safety Jordan Lucas in a trade with Miami on Friday. They also have second-year safety Leon McQuay on the practice squad.