Wide receiver Lance Long, one of five players featured in the On The Fringe series, was claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs after being released Monday by the Arizona Cardinals. Long was signed to the practice squad, but I would venture to guess that within the month, he will be activated to the 53-man roster.
Chiefs coach Todd Haley was a huge fan of Long’s last season when Haley was the offensive coordinator with the Cardinals and, based on conversations I had with people in Arizona, was a huge reason why Long made the final cut in Arizona. When we were doing our OTF series with Long, people with the Cardinals repeatedly said that if Long didn’t make their roster, Haley and the Chiefs would snatch him up immediately. Well, when Long was cut yesterday, they did.