Chiefs put TE O'Connell on IR

The Sports Xchange
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Kansas City Chiefs reserve tight end Jake O'Connell, who suffered a high ankle sprain in Monday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, went on injured reserve Saturday.
The Chiefs replaced him on the active roster by promoting offensive guard Rich Ranglin from the practice squad.
O'Connell, 27, played eight of the Chiefs' first nine games this season. He made three receptions for 18 yards, all in Kansas City's loss to Oakland on Oct. 28. He also made two tackles on special teams and deflected a punt.
He spent four seasons with Kansas City after he was the team's seventh-round pick in 2009 out of Miami University in Ohio. In 2011, O'Connell recorded career highs with seven receptions for 52 yards.
Ranglin, 28, is an Arena League veteran with no NFL experience. He provides insurance at guard with Jon Asamoah sidelined following right thumb surgery.