Chiefs Sign Backup Tight End

The Kansas City Chiefs filled their open roster spot created when they placed tight end Dominique Jones on the reserve/non-football illness list by coming to terms on a contract with free agent tight end Richard Gordon.RichardGordon

Jones had played two games for the Chiefs while starting tight end Anthony Fasano recovered from a concussion.

Andy Reid needed to add a tight end to the roster to play alongside Sean McGrath and opted for Gordon, a sixth-round pick of the Oakland Raiders out of Miami in 2011. He played in 27 games for the Raiders during his first two seasons in Oakland, but was cut loose before the start of the 2013 season.

Gordon signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 15, but was released on December 7.

Even though he’ll just have a few days of practice, a continuing absence of Fasano will force him onto the gameday roster Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

The Chiefs had tight end Demetrius Harris on the practice squad, but placed him on injured reserve Wednesday, ending his season, as well as his chance to make his Kansas City debut.

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