The Kansas City Chiefs are activating offensive tackle David Mims from the practice squad according to 810 radio's Soren Petro after releasing veteran Jared Gaither on Tuesday.
Mims, who struggled to establish his place on the team in the preseason has apparently shown enough in practice to be activated with five games left in the season. The former Virginia Union standout was considered one of the best UDFA pickups in the entire league when originally signed to the Chiefs following last April's draft.
At 6'8 335 lbs, Mims obviously has the size of a NFL tackle and if the Chiefs continue to struggle over the next five games, getting a look at promising young players like Mims could become a focus of the Chiefs front office.
While Branden Albert has continued his solid, but not spectacular play at left tackle for the Chiefs this season, the same can not be said for right tackle Barry Richardson. Richardson has consistently needed help in pass protection and over the last two weeks with left-handed starter Tyler Palko playing for the Chiefs, Richardson has needed help on the blind side as the Chiefs have used different formations to try and get some help for Richardson. Last week against the Steelers it was bringing in former New England Patriots practice squad offensive tackle/tight end, Steve Maneri to stay in and help block for Richarson. It was Maneri's first action of the season.
David Mims and the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Chicago Bears this week in Chicago.