Earlier this week, the Detroit Lions waived defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs, but he didn’t remain a free agent for long. Buggs has swiftly found a new opportunity, as he is set to join the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice squad, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media.
Buggs had a decent run with the Lions, contributing 12 tackles, a fumble recovery, and a pass defensed in the 10 appearances he made during the most recent season. His performance on the field caught the attention of the Chiefs, who are now bringing him into their practice squad.
Originally selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Buggs spent three seasons with the Steelers before making the move to the Lions in 2022. Over the past two seasons, Buggs showcased his skills in 27 games for the Lions, amassing a total of 58 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.
The transition to the Chiefs’ practice squad represents a new chapter for Buggs, offering him an opportunity to continue developing his skills and contribute to the team’s defensive efforts. The practice squad serves as a valuable platform for players to stay connected to the professional football scene and potentially make their way back onto the active roster.
As Buggs embarks on this new journey with the Chiefs, it remains to be seen how he will adapt to his role within the team and if he will have the chance to make an impact in the upcoming games.