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Arizona Cardinals Cut Wide Receiver Lance Long; Signs with Chiefs

Two weeks ago Lance Long beat the odds as the second year undrafted wide receiver made the Arizona Cardinals opening day roster but his stay lasted only one game as the team cut him yesterday. Long didn't have a catch despite taking quite a few snaps on Sunday but his release may have more to do with the injuries to Anquan Boldin, Steve Breaston and Early Doucet than with his actual play on the field. Long was the team's seventh wide receiver but with Boldin, Breaston and Doucet all nursing injuries, Long got a chance to make an impact. Considering that he's now been released, there's a good chance that one, two or even all three receivers could be able to suit up when the Cardinals travel to Jacksonville.

There has been no word on who will take Long's roster spot although early speculation is that it'll be a defensive player. Matt Ware and Kenny Iwebema were both injured against the Niners and at this point it looks like Iwebema will not suit up against the Jaguars. Ware's injury is considered less serious although we'll know more about it after today's practice.

Update: It took former Cardinals OC Todd Haley less than twelve hours to sign Lance Long, which of course means that Long is now a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. It is worth mentioning that Long isn't on their active roster, he's on the practice squad.