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Chiefs add backup tight end Richard Gordon to fill roster

Updated: 2013-12-18T20:16:43Z

By RANDY COVITZ

The Kansas City Star

The Chiefs signed veteran tight end Richard Gordon on Wednesday after placing backup Dominique Jones on the reserve/non-football illness list.

The club also signed wide receiver Fred Williams and tight end Jake Byrne to the practice squad after releasing wide receiver Jheranie Boyd from the practice squad and placing tight end Demetrius Harris on the practice squad injured reserve list.

Gordon played in 27 games with two starts with Oakland Raiders during 2011-12. He has three receptions for 11 yards with one touchdown. Gordon was released by Oakland prior to the start of the 2013 season and signed by Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 15. He was released by the Steelers on Dec. 7.

Gordon originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round pick of the Raiders in the 2011 NFL Draft. He played at the University of Miami (Fla.), where he finished his collegiate career with 10 receptions for 60 yards and served on the school’s special teams units.

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