AFC West: David Mims

Chiefs announce practice squad

September, 1, 2012
The Kansas City Chiefs just announced their eight-man practice squad.

There are no surprises. Draft picks Jerome Long and Junior Hemingway, who were cut Friday, highlight the list. Here is the team’s practice squad:

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Age Exp. College

8 Josh Bellamy WR 6-0 206 23 R Louisville

49 Patrick DiMarco FB 6-1 234 23 1 South Carolina

88 Junior Hemingway WR 6-1 225 23 R Michigan

60 Jerome Long DL 6-5 285 22 R San Diego State

70 David Mims OL 6-8 335 24 1 Virginia Union

84 Jamar Newsome WR 6-1 201 24 1 Central Florida

77 Lucas Patterson OL 6-4 295 24 1 Texas A&M

38 Neiko Thorpe DB 6-2 185 22 R Auburn

Chiefs release LT Jared Gaither

November, 29, 2011
The Kansas City Chiefs took a flyer on potential dominant left tackle. In the end, Jared Gaither has been cut without starting a game for the Chiefs.

The team announced the release of the massive Gaither ( first reported it) Tuesday. He could now possibly catch the interest of two AFC West teams.

While Gaither is a big name, the move really doesn’t affect this team much. The Chiefs didn’t have much invested in him and he wasn’t playing many minutes, even though there were packages for him. He did play in 10 of the Chiefs’ 11 games.

The Chiefs’ ideal plan was to bookend him with Branden Albert, but it become clear that Gaither -- a star-in-the-making in Baltimore before a back injury kept him out all last season -- was not up to speed for the Chiefs to make him a full-time starter.

Gaither also committed a key penalty in the Chiefs' loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday night.

It will be interesting if San Diego or Oakland considers claiming Gaither. San Diego is missing six injured offensive lineman including starting left tackle Marcus McNeill. There aren’t any better available options than Gaither.

I don’t think he’d be as big of a priority for the Raiders. The Raiders brought in Gaither this summer, but had concerns about his back. Gaither played for Oakland head coach Hue Jackson in Baltimore.

San Diego has claiming priority over the Raiders based on team record.

UPDATE: The Chiefs signed tackle David Mims to the active roster to take Gaither’s place. He was on the practice squad all season. He is an undrafted free agent from Virginia Union. Mims is 6-foot-8, 336 pounds.

Chiefs announce practice squad

September, 4, 2011
The Kansas City Chiefs have just announced their eight-player practice squad. Highlighting the list is seventh-round pick Shane Bannon (fullback), linebacker Justin Cole, defensive back Quinten Lawrence, receiver Jeremy Horne and massive offensive lineman David Mims. Below is the complete list:

Shane Bannon, FB

Justin Cole, LB

Darryl Harris, G

Jeremy Horne, WR

Quinten Lawrence, DB

Butch Lewis, OL

David Mims, OL

Anthony Toribio, DT